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Newly arrived Afghan refugees welcomed to UK with invitation to play in village cricket match

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NEWLY arrived Afghans were bowled over by their warm welcome in the UK after being invited to play in a village cricket match.

The refugees were treated to a welcome cricket match at Newport Pagnell Town Cricket Club near Milton Keynes, Bucks on Sunday.

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Newly arrived Afghan refugees were welcomed to UK with an invitation to play in a village cricket match[/caption]

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The newly arrived Afghan citizens were invited to play a cricket match at Newport Pagnell Town Cricket Club near Milton Keynes[/caption]

Baptist Church minister Steve Wood, who organised the event, said: “It’s been a privilege to get to know these families.

“We put labels on people like the Afghans, we put labels on people who arrive into our countries – refugees is the one that is used so often.

“These families that have arrived from Afghanistan are just people like you and I and to get to know them and support them in this way and to help the community do that has been one of the biggest privileges I’ve ever had.”

Ex-British embassy worker Shams said: “We feel safe and we appreciate the opportunity to be here.”


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Local minister Peter Young, right, talks to recently arrived Afghans during a drinks break in the match[/caption]

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Baptist Church minister Steve Wood, who organised the event, said: ‘It’s been a privilege to get to know these families’[/caption]

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