Pakistan Cricket Board is tirelessly working towards enhancement of women’s cricket, as they aim to pick up potential talents and groom them, they are preparing for a quality side in the 2021 ICC Women’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup by organizing trials for Under-18 women through its Skills2Shine programme.
Skills2Shine is a grassroots skill development and enhancement programme which has been initiated to provide a platform for the identification of new talent while fostering them to learn cricketing skills.
The trials are set to begin from November 5 onwards and will be held in 8 cities- Abbottabad, Bahawalpur, Faisalabad, Karachi, Lahore, Multan, Peshawar, and Rawalpindi.
The selection is a step-by-step basis. Following the trials, the selected players will go to a four-team T20 tournament, after which a final batch of the players, comprising best performers of the tournament, will go through a 16-day specialized academy programme, which will focus on skills, fitness and athlete development training.
This programme will help girls groom on a professional level through such selections held in different cities across the country giving everyone a fair enough opportunity. Grass-root level development is a catalyst for a country’s cricket culture, hence necessary to be given importance.
Source: The Nation