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Female cricketeers decry “put out to play”

The Pakistani Cricket Board is investigating a club cricket team after allegations of sexual harassment were leveled by female club members. A hearing will be held regarding the Multan Cricket Club's senior officials, who are accused of exchanging favorable team spots for sexual favors. "When I joined the MCC some years ago, a senior player, Nadia Hussain, warned me to beware of the club officials. She said they'll first promise to send you to the national squad, and will then take you to the bedroom," said Seema Javid, a member. In turn, the officials have made counter-attacks on the reputations of some of the women involved to undermine their credibility.

Read it at The BBC

June 11, 2013 2:55 PM