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Here’s how young women in Jharkhand inspired Australia cricket team players

Australia cricket team players visited a Ranchi-based NGO which promotes team sports for girls ahead of their third Test match against India.

cricket Updated: Mar 15, 2017 10:48 IST
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Australia cricket team visited a NGO for young girls in Ranchi.(Cricket Australia)

Australia cricket team players visited Yuwa, an NGO based in the city, that provides a platform through team sport for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world.

The players took time out from their preparations for the third Test of the Tour of India, which begins in Ranchi on Thursday, to engage with some inspiring young girls who hail from Jharkhand.

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Australian players spent time in small groups hearing firsthand from the girls the challenges they have faced to get to where they are now with the help of Yuwa.

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All 81 students from the school then gathered to share their experiences in sport and how it has benefited them before engaging in some light-hearted competition between the players and the senior girls’ soccer team.

The event was managed in partnership with the Australian High Commission in India.

First Published: Mar 15, 2017 10:48 IST