The Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa saw a strange cricket match over the weekend as the Maasai Warriors played cricket in their traditional attire, a red colored shuka worn wrapped around the body.

Known as Warriors for their active involvement in social campaigns, the African ethnic people took up cricket as a tool to spread awareness about healthier lifestyles and HIV/AIDS amongst youth, Reuters reported.

The Maasai people are a semi-nomadic group thriving in Kenya and northern Tanzania where they are considered role models for their campaigns against various cultural practices, such as female genital mutilation and early childhood marriages.

Their lifestyle was proved exemplary for climate change when aid agency Oxfam in its 2008 report, Survival of the Fittest, said that how the survival skills of Maasai people could help Africa adapt to changes in climate.

The Maasai people have been actively fighting to eradicate discrimination against women in their communities.

The Maasai cricketers have been invited to play in the Last Man Stands Twenty20 Championship in Cape Town, South Africa, later this month. However, lack of sponsorships has cast doubts over their participation.

Check out below the pictures of these people playing cricket to create awareness.