Malala Yousafzai, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is said to have expressed a strong desire to work with the Pakistan Women’s Cricket League. Following the departure of the previous chairman, Ramiz Raja, sources claim that she has expressed her interest to the current management of the board.
According to reports in local media, Yousafzai has expressed her desire to acquire a women’s league team and has actively sought information from the board regarding the procedures involved. She is also thought to be planning to participate in the bidding process for teams in the women’s league.
Malala Yousafzai held a special meeting with female cricketers while she was in Lahore last year. She met Sidra Ameen, Diana Baig, and Tuba Hassan, stars of the women’s cricket team, as well as Eman Ali and Shawal Zulfiqar, members of the under-19 women’s team.
She communicated her all the best for their impending undertakings, especially the 2023 ICC Ladies’ T20 World Cup, and urged the players to genuinely trust their capacities, keep rehearsing, or more all, partake in the game however much they can.
Malala emphasized the significance of accepting challenges as opportunities for development and growth. The players will undoubtedly be inspired by her words of motivation and encouragement to work toward their goals and never give up despite challenges.
Asser Malik, Malala’s significant other, additionally communicated their common enthusiasm for cricket, and how they follow the game consistently. He stated that they would like to support the women’s World Cup games and attend them.
Malala’s support and encouragement of Pakistani women’s cricket will significantly contribute to the sport’s growth and promotion.
It is important to note that three exhibition matches have already been played as part of the Pakistan Super League, and the Pakistan Cricket Board has announced plans to hold the first Women’s League this year.
The event was deemed successful due to the presence of ten international players in the exhibition matches. With Malala Yousafzai’s help, the Ladies’ Cricket Association is set to get a huge lift, which will assist with advancing ladies’ games in Pakistan.