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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:12 AM
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Field it like Flintoff: India and Pakistan's women take guard
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/asia/article315513....

The first women's cricket series between India and Pakistan begins today in the Pakistani city of Lahore - but unaccompanied male spectators are banned from the stadium for fear they may offend the women's modesty.

There is a long tradition of women's international matches elsewhere in the cricketing world and men's international cricket matches between India and Pakistan are among the most passionately followed sporting events in the world.

But women's spectator sport is a relatively new phenomenon in conservative Islamic Pakistan. Last week, the first women's national football championship opened in Islamabad, but the women had to play in long baggy trousers and loose shirts, and men were only allowed inside the stadium if accompanied by their families.

The organisers of the women's cricket series are keen to avoid giving Islamic conservatives any excuse to attack the cricket matches, and say that they will strictly enforce a ban on unaccompanied male spectators.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:31 AM
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1. I don't imagine we'll see any of the competitors ...
strip off their jerseys and show off their sports bras when they win.
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T_i_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:15 AM
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2. Well Cricketers don't do that anyway
Not even Kevin Pietersen.
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