Arré Checklist: How to Make Women’s Cricket Great… Again

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Arré Checklist: How to Make Women’s Cricket Great… Again

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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t’s finally April, and for all you cricket fans, you know what that means. Time to obsessively follow the biggest event of the season: the Women’s India-England ODI Series!

No? That’s not what’s keeping you glued to your TV? It is cricket but it can’t compete with the IPL, can it? After all, this is India’s version of the Super Bowl, where the actual athletics are secondary to sheer entertainment value. Everyone knows that a good match involves a nail-biting parade of soaring sixes and tumbling wickets, a Ranji-fresh newcomer’s small-town-hero innings, and three separate fixing scandals despite there only being two teams. They may have gotten rid of the pom-pom wielding nautch girls, but a mere women’s game without bells and whistles can’t compete – especially when the ladies involved have to keep all their clothes on.

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