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A female cricketer in Himachal Pradesh, India
Empty liquor bottes for wickets and the female cricketer in rural Himachal, Jan 2012. I have been photographing street-cricket for many years now but this was the first time I saw a girl at the crease. It was no surprise that she was a Himachali. Himachal has been a leading state as far as women empowerment is concerned and its literacy rate among women is even higher than that of erudite Kerala. And of course this was also the first time I saw the genius of using empty beer and liquor bottles for wickets.