Everyone knows cricket is not just a game but an emotion in India, but it is nothing less in Pakistan. It is a game of and for brave hearts. With female cricket on the rise lately, Javeria Khan one of the most senior players in the Pakistani squad, raised her voice addressing the issue of how important it is to develop the right system for the young passionate girls out there, the ones who want to build their career in the sport. How important it is to give them the right equipment, the right knowledge at the age at which it matters the most.
Talking about the opportunities, Javeria Khan thinks that it would be a great learning experience for the young girls if they get a chance to be the part of PSL teams and have a shot to play alongside the established name of the industry like Ab de Villiers, Darren Sammy.
The 31-year-old, who has represented Pakistan women team in 98 ODIs and 91 T20Is told a private news channel, “PCB should assign girls with various PSL franchises; it would be great for us to have such training opportunities for girls with PSL teams as all the teams have top players. We can learn by training with likes of AB de Villiers, Luke Ronchi or Darren Sammy.”
The steps are already taken and it’s visible with efforts put at a grassroots level. Recently at the inauguration ceremony of a coaching campus and practice pitches for the Women’s Peace League at Bahauddin Zakariya University and the University of Education Lahore, Multan Campus on Wednesday, Multan Sultans Owner Ali Tareen said that the importance of sports, especially cricket, can only be highlighted if women cricket clubs are established at schools, colleges, and universities.
Delighted to be a part of ‘Women Tolerance Cricket League’ that offers playing opportunities to girls, and aims to spread tolerance in the society through cricket 💚.#WomensCricket pic.twitter.com/7b2hQCxQ6v
— Javeria Khan (@ImJaveria) September 4, 2019
Initiatives are taken to open Women cricket clubs in various regions of South Punjab to encourage females to play cricket.
Isn’t this something, that is needed?
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