It was a rare instance, to watch the Indian men’s and women’s cricket teams practice at the same time, at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. The press would make it a point to monitor every single ball that the batsmen faced in the nets, jotting down the names of local practice bowlers who managed to beat an Indian jersey, watching and waiting for the big names to get up from the plastic chairs, so that pen could meet paper. Nobody would notice some ladies sporting the same official crest, as they slipped past the media onto the field for some fitness and fielding drills in their corner. There is really no need to investigate if their bytes were taken or even published. Since we are discussing the leeward side of cricket, how many of us are aware that the Women’s T20 World Cup begins on the September 26th in Sri Lanka?
The issue here has more to do with public perception than anything else, with a common impression being that the cricket being played by the oppositeRead More »from Has the gentleman’s game forgotten the ladies?