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Author Topic: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team  (Read 1873 times)

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Offline Inchlingblue

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Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« on: November 18, 2009, 10:14:09 AM »
I thought this was nice and inspiring.

Pakistan's HIV cricket team are positive role models
By Mark Tutton, CNN
November 17, 2009 1:17 p.m. EST

London, England (CNN) -- Cricket is the national sport in Pakistan, but what makes the First Positive Cricket Team stand out from all the other Karachi-based clubs is that its members are all HIV positive.
The team was put together a year ago by the Pakistan Society, an NGO working for the rights of people living with HIV. They played -- and won -- their first match in August, and haven't looked back.


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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 10:33:35 AM »
This IS inspiring. Apparently, cricket brings good luck in places other than Japan!!

Offline wow1969

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 07:47:22 AM »
wow ... now that is a great piece of information to share .. thank you :-)

Offline mecch

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 09:19:04 AM »
That's wonderful!
“From each, according to his ability; to each, according to his need” 1875 K Marx

Offline webontheweb

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 11:47:38 AM »
Thanks inchingblue!  What a boost!

Offline PozBrian

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 08:46:39 PM »
Of all the places in the world who would have thought Pakistan is where this would happen! Excellent!
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2009, 10:59:55 PM »


  If you look in the front row on the left, the guy with the glasses on...  I think that's Nicholas Cage, never had a clue he was Pakistani.
I despise the song Love is in the Air, you should too.

Offline hotpuppy

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 09:44:38 PM »
It's amazing.... perhaps just as amazing that the shirts are all in English.  Considering that Pakistan is Islamic...... I would not have expected this there.

If they can do it than certainly Western countries can do similar things to combat stigma.

Don't obsess over the wrong things.  Life isn't about your numbers, it isn't about this forum, it isn't about someone's opinion.  It's about getting out there and enjoying it.   I am a person with HIV - not the other way around.

Offline nycpoz

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Re: Pakistan Has HIV Poz Cricket Team
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2009, 11:26:54 PM »
Yes this is amazing !! On a side note cricketers around the world will be wearing red ribbons during international matches to show support for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Dates and matches where ribbons will be worn by all international players:
 
29 Nov - South Africa v England, fourth ODI, Port Elizabeth
2 Dec – India v Sri Lanka, second Test, Mumbai
3 Dec – Pakistan v New Zealand, second Test, Wellington
4 Dec – Australia v West Indies, second Test, Adelaide

:)

 


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