The Maasai Cricket Warriors took part in a charity match against the British Army Training Unit in Kenya to raise awareness of a major conservation issue – the plight of the northern white rhino.
The Maasai people of Tanzania and Kenya are known as fierce, brave warriors who are imposing in stature and rarely without their spears, used to protect their homesteads (or kraal’s as they’re officially known) from lions, hyenas and leopards.
But a group of young Maasai men at the foot of Mount Kenya have laid down their spears in exchange for cricket bats. They’re known as The Maasai Cricket Warriors.
Their mission is to use the power of cricket to educate and empower youth in Maasai communities and encourage them to participate in community development and sustainable social change across health, gender discrimination, environmental and conservation issues.