ISLAMABAD: (March 22, 2019): The 14th All Pakistan HEC Inter-University Women Cricket Championship kicked off at Shalimar Cricket Ground, Islamabad on Friday. Teams of 16 universities from across Pakistan are participating in this Championship. Kinnaird College for Women was the winner of the previous championship.
The opening ceremony of the Championship was attended by former test cricketer and current Sr. General Manager Women Cricket, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Mr. Shahid Aslam, renowned cricketers Ms. Sana Mir and Mr. Muhammad Waseem.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Aslam thanked HEC for organising Inter-University Women Cricket Championship. He said that at PCB we are trying to make things better for female players. He credited Kinnaird University, Lahore and Lahore College for Women University in building Pakistan Women Cricket Team.
He also praised the participating universities for their professionalism and inclusion of experienced coaches. He hoped that with HEC’s collaboration, PCB would be able to use potential of female cricketers in the right direction.
Mr. Waseem said that it is good to see women coming forward in sports as well like all other fields of life. He maintained that number of women cricketers is increasing in Pakistan and women cricketers are also rising at international level. He advised female players to consider professions like coaching and umpiring while finalising their career paths.
Mr. Faisal Butt, Director Sports HEC appreciated all the participating universities for giving special attention to women cricket. He said that alongside various other initiatives for development of higher education sector in the country, HEC is focusing to create opportunities for mental and physical development of university students. “Every year, HEC organizes 35 Men and 25 Women sports championships in HEC recognized universities across Pakistan.”
The final match of the Championship will be played on March 26, 2019.