The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has set up first-ever cricket academy for girls at school level with an aim to encourage young talent.
The academy has been established in Baluchistan in collaboration with Al-Nisa School under PCB’s CRIC4US Program. The program was launched in 2018 with an aim to lift the status of women cricket at the grass-root level.
The first-ever girls’ academy will start operating after Eid-ul-Azha, the PCB said in a statement released on Thursday.
The senior general manager of women’s cricket, Shahid Aslam, on the juncture said that the PCB aims to build a strong image of women’s cricket in the country. “This program will help the board taping young talented girls,” he said.
Aslam was of the view that the academy will give a huge opportunity to the girls in the region to showcase their talent and make it to a higher level. “The academy will run in strong supervision of the PCB which means that we will consider talented girls for future,” said Aslam while adding that PCB’s local coach Aqil Khan and international Pakistan player Nahida Khan will also be added to academy’s officials.
It is pertinent to mention here that PCB is on a mission to maintain the status of women’s cricket in the country. The recently increased the incentives of women cricketers in national and international tournaments.