PCB prepares U-18 girls for ICC 2021 U-19 World Cup through Skills2Shine programme

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.

Pakistan Women's Cricket Team
Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team. September 26, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

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