March 3, 2014

Afghanistan cricket

A feminine touch to Afghan history

Saurabh Somani, writing for Wisden India, sheds light on some young women from Afghanistan who made a long trip to cheer for their team during their historic win against Bangladesh.

A group of 24 young women from the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, an eight-hour bus journey from Fatullah, have occupied seats in stands packed to the brim with Bangladesh supporters. The fatigue of the journey is forgotten and the strain on vocal chords kept away. They've come here because it's a Saturday and there are no classes. No encouragement can be loud enough for their history-making team during the one shot they have of cheering them on.

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