Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Neil Hawkins, thanked parents for supporting their daughters to play cricket, while speaking at the Girls’ Cup ceremony in Karachi, which was Agha Khan Girls’ High School lifted the trophy after one day.
The tournament was held in collaboration with the Australian High Commission, the Jalal Uddin Cricket Academy and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)and this is the third edition since 2019.
Meanwhile, in a press release from the Australian High Commission, it was revealed that the event was organized to promote gender equality and empower girls by enabling them to participate in a Pakistan’s favorite sport is cricket.
Nasra School Korangi Campus came second at the end of the day. They lost to Agha Khan Girls High School by 10 wickets.
The High Commissioner also said that women should move forward and live successfully in any stage of life, while men also participated. to Test cricketer Fawad Alam at the ceremony and presented awards.
On the other hand, Jalaluddin, the first Test cricketer and fourth-grade coach, said that the women’s coach and the men’s coach are in dire need of thinking. He said that women’s cricket is flourishing in Pakistan because more women are coming to the games.
“There is a difference when girls are taught from boys. When I came from England after training to be a coach four days ago, it was connected with women’s cricket and development. Otherwise, I am a fourth-rate coach,” Jalal Uddin told Alabi News. He is also the chairman of the Jalal Uddin Cricket Academy.
He said that safety and security are the main and common problems faced by women cricketers in Pakistan.
“The biggest problem facing women is safety and security that we have to deal with. Our school deals with it. Parents only allow their girls to play when they feel their daughters will be safe.
“These days women’s cricket is very popular. Parents and girls are very motivated, so girls come to play. There was a time when there was more of an issue in the top groups of countries where they didn’t like to play but overall, in Pakistan, there is a lot of improvement now and the girls are fully participating. They feel safe and secure now.
“As for the teacher, girls have different teachers, they also have different thoughts, and they have different subjects than boys, let’s remember all those things.”
He said that the Girls’ Cup was created to empower mothers and the community to work on the grassroots and inspire girls to play cricket.
“We had five classes of training in special schools. But our school has produced many cricketing talents in the national side, such as Urooj Shah, Sana Fatima, Rameen Shamim, Kainat Imtiaz. They learned first in our school,” said Jalal Uddin.
They play each other with the top two playing for first and second place and the other two for third and fourth place, respectively.
Senior reporter Javed Iqbal added that it was Jalal Uddin, who bowled the first ODI victory. Crickethas been donated back to the country.
“The Australian High Commission has been supporting women’s cricket in Pakistan since 2016,” said Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Neil Hawkins, in a press release issued separately. the ceremony.
“We started with one annual tour in Islamabad but expanded to Lahore and Karachi.
“Our countries share the same passion for cricket, and Australia’s main interest in Pakistan is to support gender equality, so we are very happy to support this event. Cricket and other sports can help break down barriers and stereotypes. Every time these girls hit a boundary or hit a hole, they step up to a higher level.
He thanked the schools – Nasra Public School, Dawood Public School, Agha Khan Higher Secondary School, and Ismail Academy – for participating in the event and appreciated the contribution made by JCA and PCB.
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