Lahore: In an initiative taken by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) related to International Women’s Day, the national women’s team has been called upon to watch a much-awaited Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 5 contest between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars on Sunday.
According to the details announced by the PCB, national women cricketers will lead the playing teams from the dug-outs to the middle on match day. Pakistan women team has recently returned to the country after their journey in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup comes to an end.
On the other hand, PCB has also called Olympics swimmer Kiran Khan and Pakistan’s number-one ranked tennis player Sarah Mahboob to acknowledge their services for Pakistan.
Kiran, also known as ‘golden girl’, represented Pakistan at the age of just 13 in the Commonwealth Games 2002 in Manchester, England. She has been recognized by the World Olympians Associations for serving Pakistan in multiple Olympic events and is a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s civilian award.
Over the course of her career, Kiran has bagged 327 national gold medals and 47 medals in international competition.
Sarah is the first woman tennis player from Pakistan to secure qualification in the main draw of an International Tennis Federation’s tournament – a feat that she achieved in 2010. In 2004, she became the youngest-ever Pakistan national champion, at the age of only 14, and the right-handed player is currently top-ranked in Pakistan.