Be a sport: games coaches teach boys how to be better men
Cricket and rugby are being used as a way of helping boys develop healthy notions of masculinity
On a small cricket field in a dusty village in India’s east, groups of boys run between wickets, shouting at each other in the searing heat. When practice is over they put down their bats and fall silent as they listen to a very different form of instruction.
“I saw a guy harassing a girl on the street yesterday,” one player says solemnly. “Have you seen this too? What did you do to stop it?”