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The State Department is spending $450,000 to teach Afghan women to play cricket in a leadership exchange with female cricket players from Pakistan and India.

“Cricket is increasingly popular among Afghan women, but opportunities to participate in the sport are still rare. Women who play sports are powerful symbols of moderation, equality and progress,” the grant said. “Their participation in sports in public fora is a powerful visual that counters negative narratives about the role that women should play in Afghan society.”