Sri Lanka trains spotlight on women's cricket

Sri Lanka's female World Twenty20 team prepare to share the spotlight with the men’s tournament.

    September 26 sees the start of the women's cricket T20 World Cup in Sri Lanka. 

    The tournament is once again being run alongside the men's event in a bid to boost the profile and showcase the quality of Sri Lanka female players.

    Vanessa de Silva is a former captain of the Sri Lanka team. She says cultural as well as sporting barriers face women wanting to play sport here, but those attitudes are gradually changing.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from Gul, Sri Lanka.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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