In a way, Cricket is more of a bat-and-ball teamsport that is played by everyone despite of their gender, age, color or origin. In recent years, cricket is being played by more than 100 countries, with Australia winning the 2015 World Cup after beating New Zealand by 7 wickets at MCG, Melbourne Australia.
We, the Maasai Cricket Warriors love to say that we don’t like cricket, we love the game. We are so enthusiastic about cricket not only because it keeps us slender and alert, but also because it is a game that is opening doors for us. If the Maasai saying “The eye that leaves the village sees much better” is anything to go by, then we can already authoritatively claim that this game is slowly making this Maasai saying true to its deeper meaning. Majority of our MCW members have greatly changed in the way they view and interpret life in and around them. Now we see much better, we now understand that the eye that left the village sees better and we have grown addicted to seeing better. We thank you all our friends for your continuos support to open our eyes with the game we love the most. We continue to use our better visibility to fight and eradicate FGM and gender inequalities in our community. We know that we can use this sport as a weapon against gender discrimination.
Moreover, we play cricket not only for the love of the game, but for the love of our survival. We use cricket techniques and language to unite, organize, claim responsibility and promote hard work and timely decision making against all sorts of discrimination, either cultural or otherwise.
We hope that you will continue to support us to become self-reliant through cricket, because it is sustainable to give a man fishing knowledge and tools for fishing rather than donating fish to the man. We promise to revive, promote, install and safeguard the game of cricket in new frontiers as we train new partners who in their turn shall train others infinitely as we use it to fight against numerous social injustices facing our people. Thank you very much for your cooperation in promoting cricket as a an active tool for social justice.
For Maasai Cricket Warriors,
Captain Sonyanga Ole Ngais