Pakistan’s former women’s team captain, Urooj Mumtaz has called the upcoming West Indies women’s team tour to Pakistan as an opportunity to promote the game among girls and also for the girls to showcase their skills in their home ground.
West Indies will reach Dubai on January 26th before arriving in Karachi on 30th for a three-match T20I series, commencing from January 31st.
“It will be brilliant for the promotion of the women’s game, it will be a brilliant opportunity for our girls to perform at home against a big team like West Indies who are the 2016 T20 World Cup winners,” she said.
West Indies last toured Pakistan in 2004, where they played a Test followed by seven ODIs. It was the historic Test, where numerous Pakistani players clinched world records, including Kiran Baloch’s highest score in an inning of 254 runs, which has not been beaten yet.
However, the women from the Caribbean won the seven-match ODI series by a convincing margin of 5-2.
Mumtaz is excited to see the West Indian girls perform in the ‘beautiful country’ and looking forward to how the home team responds to the occasion.
“It will be wonderful to see what kind of challenge our team can put up against them and we are hoping for some really good results,” she said.
The former skipper highlighted the importance of inspiration as she believes the lack of following of women’s game in the country is because of the drought of international games in Pakistan.
“Our girls do not play in Pakistan, our home series are also being played on neutral venues,” she added.
Mumtaz urged all the people to come with their families to the Southend Club Karachi on 31 January, 1 February and 3rd February to witness the live action.