Afghanistan’s female cricket dreams crushed
The founder of the national women’s team, Afghan Diana Barakzai, poses for a picture at the Kabul Cricket Stadium Dec. 24, 2014. (Reuters)
The story of Afghan cricket is a rare bright spot in the troubled country’s recent past, full of unlikely successes and glory that have helped unify a divided nation. Unless you’re a woman player.
A national women’s cricket team formed in 2010 with some fanfare was quietly dissolved this year amid Taliban threats, insecurity and conservative beliefs that led to a shortage of players.
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Source News: Alarabiya