West Indies May 28, 2008

Barbados women to play in boys' league

ESPNcricinfo staff
Barbados women will take part in a boys’ Under-15 competition

Barbados women will take part in a boys’ Under-15 competition. While it is not a new phenomenon – the women have played male opposition in the past – it will be the first time a female team has participated in this particular tournament.

The team are not expected to ace the competition or even win a game, particularly as their four internationals are away on West Indies duties for most of the time. But the experience is considered a valuable development opportunity.

"If we are doing anything to develop women's cricket, we have to give them exposure," the chairman of the West Indies board’s women’s committee, Jeff Broomes told Nationsport. We have to take affirmative action to help women's cricket."

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