Pakistani cricketers think that by giving live coverage to women’s domestic tournaments will bring immense attention to this category of the game in the country.
The right-handed batsman Iram Javed said that if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does live-streaming of U13, U16 and men’s tournaments then why not women’s cricket.
“Women’s cricket should also get live coverage. I am sure if this happens on a regular basis, it will give immense encouragement to the cricketers,” she said.
Sidra Amin, 27, also asked authorities to live-telecast women’s cricket as it will boost the confidence of the players on the field. “Obviously, if our match goes live on television, it will every player immense confidence in the field. We will put more effort to get highlighted on a bigger stage. People will come to know more about women’s cricket and players,” Sidra said.
Earlier, Pakistan’s all-rounder Nida Dar also spoke in this regard. She gave an example of Women Big Bash League (WBBL) which streamed live on television and it gave immense confidence to the players.
“Everyone saw me playing at the BBL because the matches were streamed live. See, such things help players gain confidence. It feels different when people are watching you live, it encourages you to do more,” she said.
“The PCB is investing a lot in women’s cricket. If you ask me about the National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship so it would have more importance if streamed live but I think things are gradually getting pace. I would also say that people should come here and support us as their support is important for us,” Dar added.
It is pertinent to mention here that National Triangular T20 Women’s Cricket Championship is underway at National Stadium Karachi. The tournament is featuring three teams including PCB Blasters, PCB Dynamites and PCB Challengers. The Tournament final is scheduled for January 16 under floodlights and will be live-streamed on PCB’s official Youtube channel.