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November 19, 2010 8:10 AM   Subscribe

Asian Games Cricket Gold for Pakistani Women Pakistan beat Bangladesh to grab gold in women's cricket at the Asian Games.
posted by bardophile (10 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Canadian women squander lead in World Volleyball Championships.

But seriously, I guess the point is that this is the first Asian games women's cricket championships, and Pakistan is not known as a great country in which to be a woman.
posted by Mister_A at 8:20 AM on November 19, 2010

The article mentioned China getting 65 in 'all 20 overs'; is the competition 20-20? Also, congrats to Pakistan!
posted by Dim Siawns at 8:27 AM on November 19, 2010

The article mentioned China getting 65 in 'all 20 overs'; is the competition 20-20?

posted by jedicus at 8:29 AM on November 19, 2010

[Bangladesh] coach Dipu Rai Choudhury said he was pleased with his team’s performance.

“If we had won today, we would have been heroes here. But we are still heroes.”

posted by UbuRoivas at 8:39 AM on November 19, 2010

Ah, I see India and Sri Lanka didn't enter. I wondered how Japan and China had reached the bronze medal playoff.

The comments on the article are interesting: a lot of 'well done girls', 'the men could learn from you' and one 'women playing cricket is un-Islamic' which is shouted down bt a few others.
posted by Infinite Jest at 8:40 AM on November 19, 2010

Mister_A: Also that in men's cricket, the Pakistani team is in a rough patch, to put it mildly.
posted by bardophile at 9:10 AM on November 19, 2010

Thanks bardophile, and I hope the women's team is getting their due at home.
posted by Mister_A at 9:54 AM on November 19, 2010

I first read this as:
(An) Asian (cheats) Cricket Gold for Pakistani women.

And I pictured a SE Asian man getting caught defrauding 'Cricket Gold' to try to win the hearts of a group of Pakistani women.

And then I realized as strange as a headline that would be, I've read stranger on the blue.
posted by SouthCNorthNY at 11:39 AM on November 19, 2010

Amazing. I wonder why India and B'desh were not participating?
posted by Azaadistani at 11:14 PM on November 19, 2010

Bangladesh were the runners-up, Azaadistani.

(Link 1) India didn't send its men's or women's cricket teams for the T20 competitions, leading to a lot of criticism from the organisers and the former players.

(Link 2) "We would not be able to send our team, both men and women, for the Asian Games in China because of international commitments," BCCI chief administrative officer Ratnakar Shetty told reporters...

posted by bardophile at 2:23 AM on November 20, 2010

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