The New York Times – ST.-OMER, France — The players erupted in joy, dancing and shouting in Pashto, celebrating their second victory in a regional cricket tournament.

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  • ST.-OMER, France — The players erupted in joy, dancing and shouting in Pashto, celebrating their second victory in a regional cricket tournament.
  • The St.-Omer Cricket Club Stars, known as Soccs, had just won a tournament on their home turf, a new cricket field next to a cow pasture.
  • “The best victory is off the pitch,” said Mr.
  • “When we teach cricket to children in local schools and they won’t let us go, or tell their parents: ‘You see, Mom, migrants aren’t all mean.’ ”
  • Bringing cricket to life in St.-Omer is about far more than sports for Mr.


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