Pakistan to hold Women’s Cricket Cup to honour Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan to hold Women’s Cricket Cup to honour Malala Yousafzai

Pakistan to hold Women’s Cricket Cup to honour Malala Yousafzai

Written by Staff Writer

25 Oct, 2014 | 10:34 am

A Women’s Cricket Cup to honour Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai is being planned by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), according to media reports.

PCB official said that the tournament would act as a confidence-booster for women cricketers in Pakistan. “However, the final decision to hold the Cup will be made after consultation with the board,” the PCB official was quoted as saying in the Dawn.

The Pakistan women’s team led by captain Sana Mir recently won a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. They beat Bangladesh in the final.

Malala became known to the world when, two years ago, she was attacked by the Taliban for supporting the right to a fair education for women.  After surviving the attack, Malala’s campaign was recognized on a global level and she was invited to speak at various world conferences.

The PCB official said the Board had always been supporting evolution and development of women’s cricket in Pakistan.

“PCB continues to provide for a number of women’s tournaments being organised for the last 3-4 years now and the standard of these competitions is improving every year,” he said.

Winning the Asian Games gold medal twice is no mean achievement and the women players deserve to be recognized worldwide, said the unnamed PCB official.

-NDTV

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