Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team

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ICC Women's Cricket World Cup, Sydney, March 2009. Photo: paddynapper - Some rights reserved CC-BY-SA

In South Asia, hardly any other sport enjoys such popularity like cricket. Indeed, women's sport is generally, at best, ignored in Pakistan, but 2010 proved to be a phenomenal year for the female cricket team of the country. At the Asia Games taken place in November 2010 in Guangzhou/China, the young women in their bright green jerseys won the gold medal for Pakistan. Although the players see themselves less as activists than as athletes with sportsmanship, they have to fight hart to be privately as well as professionally accepted and recognized by the society. The fairly recent history of Pakistani women's cricket is characterized by small and larger obstacles, by rejection and hostilities – but also by that historic victory!

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