Wasim Akram, Babar Azam to encourage women cricketers via online


Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to organize online sessions for the Pakistan national women’s team with the former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram and Pakistan T20I captain Babar Azam.

The interactive sessions will be held via videoconference calls in which around 35 current internationals and emerging players will be provided insights about how to strategize and approach the game in different conditions.

Swing of Sultan will share his valuable experience and provide an overview of his learnings over the course of his extraordinary 18-year-long international career. Pakistan’s top batsman Babar will guide women batters in which he will shed light on the art of batting by sharing how he gears up for different conditions and situations.

All-rounder Aliya Riaz has expressed her joy about the opportunity to learn from Wasim Akram. “I have grown up watching videos of Wasim Akram and how he brought laurels for Pakistan with both bat and ball from some adverse of situations,” she said.

The 22-year-old young batter Omaima Sohail is also looking forward to hear from Babar as it will be very helpful for her for the future,

“Babar Azam is a top batsman and a session with him will help all the batters to understand what makes him different than the others and reflect on how we can continue to improve ourselves,” Omaima said.

Urooj Mumtaz, the chairman of the women’s selection committee said that it is a great opportunity for the girls to listen and learn from the best.

“It is extremely important that the players continue to develop during this phase when cricket is on hold and these sessions are certainly going to be beneficial in that aspect,” she said.

“Sessions with Wasim Akram and Babar Azam will provide the players an opportunity to listen and learn from the best, helping them in improving their game,” she added.

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