AHC, PCB join hands to empower girls through cricket

Competition involved teams from four schools


Zulfiqar Baig January 20, 2019
PHOTO COURTESY: Facebook/cricketinaustralia

ISLAMABAD: The Australian High Commission (AHC) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) hosted the 4th AHC-PCB Girls Cricket Cup at the Murghzar Cricket Ground in Islamabad.

The AHC-PCB Girls Cup 2019 involved teams from four schools: Special Education School for Girls with Hearing Impairment H-9; Mashal Model School Bari Imam; Pakistan Sweet Homes H-9/4 and Islamabad Model School for Girls I-9/1 Islamabad.

The girls attended a five-day coaching clinic in the lead-up to the competition conducted by first class women cricketers and PCB coach Farrukh Hayat.

Australia’s Acting High Commissioner to Pakistan, Brek Batley congratulated the schools on their participation. He also presented an autographed bat of Australian Cricket Team to the best player of the tournament.

Sharing a passion with Pakistan for cricket, the Australian High Commission was pleased to again join with the PCB to host this initiative to empower girls through cricket and promote gender equality through sport.

“We were particularly pleased to have the participation of women first class players who helped to build confidence, foster team spirit and encourage the girls to push beyond their boundaries,” he said.

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