Inter-school cricket competition held for girls in Pakistan – AHC-PCB Girls’ Cricket Cup

The 5th edition of the AHC-PCB Girls’ Cricket Cup was held in Islamabad on Saturday. AHC-PCB Girls’ Cricket Cup is an annual school level cricket competition for young female cricketers.

AHC-PCB Girls' Cricket Cup
AHC-PCB Girls’ Cricket Cup (dailytimes.com.pk)

The Australian High Commission (AHC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) organized the 5th edition of the AHC-PCB Girls’ Cricket Cup at F-9 Cricket Ground in Islamabad on Saturday.

Teams from four schools participated in the Girls’ Cup. The schools were- SOS Children’s Village H-11, Sky School System F-11/3, Islamabad Model School for Girls G-11/1 and Islamabad Model School for Girls I-9/1 Islamabad.

The girls had attended a 5-day cricket coaching prior to the competition which was organized by the first-class cricket coaches of PCB and Fizza Abid, the manager of the women’s emerging squad of Pakistan.

Malik sports supported the cricket equipment in the competition while the Capital Development Authority were responsible for the ground facilities.

As reported by Associated Press of Pakistan, Australia’s Acting High Commissioner to Pakistan Brek Batley welcomed the support of Serena Hotels and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Congratulating the participating schools, Mr. Batley said, “Our countries share a passion for cricket, so we’re very pleased to support this event. Cricket and other sports can help tear down barriers and stereotypes. Every time, these girls hit a boundary or make a catch, they are taking a step towards greater equality.”

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