Some newspapers have dropped “women’s” from the team’s name while reporting news about them. The Morning Standard does that persistently. It has become very difficult to tell whether the team that’s being talked about–is it men’s or women’s. That, I think, is a good thing. It’s the real victory of journalism.
We have finally accepted our women’s team–which is as wonderful as the “de facto” men’s team–as an equal representation of our national cricketing side.
I hope more newspapers and channels catch up so that our female Cricketers get the respect they’ve always deserved since 1973, when Women’s Wicket Association of India was formed.
It should probably start with refactoring the Wikipedia entry about India national wicket team, which unfortunately exclusively talks about the men’s team.
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