Pakistan’s veteran cricketer Sana Mir to be honored with Asia Game Changer Award by Asia Society.
Introducing the remarkable 2019 #AsiaGameChangers — women who have fought the toughest battles; women who are changing the face of the corporate boardroom, the frontiers of technology, sports, and beyond: https://t.co/Ic7Cyf35Lx pic.twitter.com/0qe7HwCUlF
— Asia Society (@AsiaSociety) September 11, 2019
This announcement was made by the Asia Society via their Twitter account on Thursday, 12th September 2019.
The Pakistani spinner will receive the award in New York on October 24.
“Our 2019 Asia Game Changers are women who have truly championed gender equality while making enormous contributions to society and social structures within their home countries. They are inspiring agents of change who are building a better world — for women and for everyone — by changing the rules, changing the game, and challenging all of us to follow their lead.” Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran said.
According to the Asia Society website, Mir has been selected for this prestigious award for excelling at one of the world’s most popular sports and inspiring millions of girls — on and off the field.
“In a country where many women still struggle for basic rights, Mir’s success has been a lodestar. Unwilling to simply rest on her laurels, Mir is an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, working to change attitudes about women’s participation in the traditionally male-dominated sport of cricket — and beyond.”
“An avid social media user who is followed by hundreds of thousands, Mir employs her platform to advocate for everything from compulsory cricket programs for schoolgirls to an end to the body-shaming advertisement,” it added.
“They are inspiring agents of change who are building a better world – for women and for everyone – by changing the rules, changing the game, and challenging all of us to follow their lead.”
Asia Society stated that Mir is recognized as one of the world’s best cricketers and has championed women’s participation in the male-dominated sport.
Sana Mir said she was truly humbled to receive the accolade and replied this on twitter:
Truly humbled and honoured to be receiving this award alongside amazing world leaders. Super proud to represent my country 🇵🇰 and the sport of cricket🏏 at @AsiaSociety. https://t.co/w8RckaMSQj
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) September 11, 2019
Loves all things female cricket