Pakistan junior girls team has reached Nepal to participate in the South Asian Junior Girls U-16 Netball Championship, starting from October 18.
Zainab Shujat will captain the 13-member squad which includes Mahreen Sagar (Vice-Captain), Maheen Aleem, Yumna Sultani, Momal Khursheed, Ayman Rehman, Laiba Zulfiqar, Shezeen Fatima, Arshiya Jumani, Zainab Raheel, Umaima Uneeb, Deena Zahid and Iqra Shafique. Shazia Yousaf (coach) and Nisha Sultan (Assistant Coach) are also along with the team.
The President of Pakistan Netball Federation, Mudassar Arain, is confident that the girls will participate strongly in the tournament.
“I highly hope that the team will not disappoint us. They have prepared strongly for the event and will execute plans well,” he said.
Pakistan will play its first match against Nepal on October 18 followed by the match against Sri Lanka, India, and the Maldives on October 19, 20 and 21 respectively.
It is pertinent to mention here that five teams including Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, and the Maldives will participate in a five-day event that concludes on October 22.