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India vs West Indies: Meet West Indies’ hijab-wearing, stereotype-smashing media manager

Indian Express – Written by
Tora Agarwala
| Guwahati | Updated: October 20, 2018 11:11:04 Naasira Mohammed, who is currently on her first international tour with the West Indies team, is one of the very few women in the world to manage a men’s cricket team.

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  • Written by Tora Agarwala | Guwahati | Updated: October 20, 2018 11:11:04 Naasira Mohammed, who is currently on her first international tour with the West Indies team, is one of the very few women in the world to manage a men’s cricket team.
  • And while the West Indies cricket team, currently in the city for their ODI against India on Sunday, has had to battle them in the odd practice session, their media manager — 33-year-old Naasira Mohammed — has, over the years, taken on more than just buzzing insects.
  • Mohammed, who is currently on her first international tour with the West Indies team, is one of the very few women in the world to manage a men’s cricket team.
  • But her four-year-journey as a sports journalist, as she travelled across the Carribean and the world (from Sydney to New York to Florida), covering everything from cricket to football to track and field, was nothing short of “fantastic” — despite all the hurdles that accompanied it on the account of her being a woman.
  • “This was right after the West Indies women’ cricket team had won the T20 World Cup in 2016.


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