The Pakistan Women’s Cricket League has allegedly received a strong interest from Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. After the departure of previous chairman Ramiz Raja, she reportedly expressed her interest to the board’s management.
According to reports in the local media, Yousafzai has actively sought information from the board regarding the processes and procedures involved and has stated her desire to purchase a women’s league team. Additionally, it is thought that she plans to take part in the competition for women’s league teams.
Malala Yousafzai met with female cricket players in a unique setting while she was in Lahore last year. Along with Sidra Ameen, Diana Baig, and Tuba Hassan from the women’s cricket squad, she also got to meet Eman Ali and Shawal Zulfiqar from the under-19 women’s team.
She sent them her best regards for their future endeavors, especially the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, and urged them to believe in themselves, keep practicing, and, most importantly, have fun while playing.
Malala stressed the value of overcoming obstacles because they present chances for growth and development. The players will be motivated to work hard to achieve their objectives by her words of inspiration and support.
As a token of appreciation, the players gifted Malala a signed T-shirt and a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) jacket, which she graciously accepted. Malala’s support and encouragement for women’s cricket in Pakistan will go a long way in promoting and growing the sport in the country.
It is worth noting that the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced plans to hold the first Women’s League this year, with three exhibition matches already held on the occasion of the Pakistan Super League.