Kabul, Afghanistan April 2021
A female cricket player practicing her batting at Victory Cricket Academy, a new club set up to rencourage women to play cricket. She prefers to withold her identity.One of the players said about being a femaie and wanting to lay cricket:
"People say lots of negative things about womenâs cricket. They say girls cant play cricket, its a mans sport. They say its not in Islam, but actually the prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, he used to walk with his wife, they ran and played sports together, so these people confuse culture with Islam,
I had hoped that people would support us, that we could wear our cricket t-shirts anywhere we want and that people wouldnât have negative thoughts about us, which they often do. And be able to play cricket in public and nobody to annoy us."