Cricket camp for girls held in Afghanistan

In an effort to promote the sport of cricket amongst girls in Afghanistan, the famous Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) of London, the Afghan Youth Cricket Support Organization (AYCSO), and the Afghan-Connection organization came together and held what is being reported as the first ever girl’s cricket camp in Afghanistan. The camp was held last week in the Karte Naw district of Kabul. Fifty girls participated in the camp – they were taught about the sport of cricket and how to improve their game.  Even Pakistani female cricket coach Salma Faiz came to the camp to teach what she knows to Afghanistan’s’ future female cricket players. AYCSO was founded by former national cricket team player, Raees Ahmadzai.  In fact, many national team members participate in similar camps. More camps for both girls and boys are scheduled to be held soon.

August 27, 2010   Posted in: Afghan Sports News, Women's Rights