It is not war... this time!

The Maasai tribals from the Laikipia region in Kenya have exchanged their spears for cricket bats!

They are being encouraged to use cricket as a medium to empower their youth, root out social problems and bring positive change to the communities.

It promises to be a wonderful scene... the tribe's signature colourful garb instead of traditional cricket whites.

The tribe is actively campaigning against harmful cultural practices, such as Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and early childhood marriages. They are also looking to fight discrimination against women, in Maasailand.

The warriors hope that cricket can promote healthier lifestyles and also spread awareness about HIV/AIDS among their youth.

They also hope to be in Cape Town on 31 March, to take part in the Last Man Stands World Championships - a T-20 event - scheduled to run till 7 April. However, they are still short of travel funds and are on the lookout for sponsorships.

A glimpse of the practice session of Maasai Cricket Warriors...