PCB’s Strategic Move: Elevating Women’s Cricket in KP

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Joins Hands with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University to Propel Women’s Cricket in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In a groundbreaking initiative, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken a significant step forward by partnering with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University in Peshawar to champion the cause of women’s cricket.

Under the visionary leadership of PCB Management Committee Chairman Zaka Ashraf, efforts are underway to nurture and uplift women cricketers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The aim is clear: tap into the abundant talent pool and foster the growth of cricket in this region.

Empowering Women Through Cricket

Zaka Ashraf, expressing his commitment to the cause, stated, “PCB takes initiative to develop women cricketers in KP and get the talent. I am encouraging cricket in KP and spread it across the province to give opportunities to women.”

This strategic move by PCB seeks to expand the footprint of cricket across the province, presenting enhanced opportunities for women in KP to pursue their passion for cricket.

The Agreement: Fostering Cricket Growth

According to the agreement, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University in Peshawar will lease its cricket ground to PCB. This collaboration is poised to establish a dedicated cricket academy focused on advancing women’s cricket.

The primary objective of this partnership is to provide state-of-the-art facilities and services to aspiring female cricketers. From hostel facilities at the university to the cricket ground in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, this initiative aims to create a seamless pathway for talent development.

Vision for Women’s Cricket

Head of Women’s Cricket, Tania Mallick, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “This exciting partnership with Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women’s University, Peshawar is in line with the PCB’s vision of fostering the growth of women’s cricket. The academy will serve as a centre for skill development as we are committed to seeing women’s cricket thrive in the region.”

Professor Dr Safia Ahmed, the Vice-Chancellor of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, welcomed this collaborative effort, expressing hope for a fruitful partnership with PCB to enhance women’s cricket.

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