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Australian High Commissioner wishes Pakistan team ahead of their tour of Australia

Australian High Commissioner wishes the Pakistan team ahead of their tour of Australia:

The Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Neil Hawkins met Pakistan National Women’s Cricket Team today in Karachi and wished them good luck ahead of their tour of Australia.

Starting from Friday 16 January:

hosts and reigning champions Australia will host Pakistan National Women’s Cricket Team for an ODI.

And a T20I series scheduled in Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, and Canberra.

The ODIs are part of the 2020-2025 ICC Women’s Championship.

Speaking at the event, the High Commissioner said:

‘It is a great privilege to meet Pakistan National Women’s Cricket Team today.

countries share a passion for cricket. I wish the team a fantastic stay in Australia.

They will receive a very warm Australian welcome. We expect some fabulous cricket.’

The High Commissioner also invited fans and visitors from Pakistan to be part of the series and Pakistan Cricket Board’s #BackOurGirls campaign.

The High Commissioner added:

‘Australia is committed to promoting inclusivity and gender equality in sports and would love to see the talented women I met today go head-to-head with the Australian women’s team.’

He also met with the Pakistan U19 Women’s squad who are also practicing in Karachi for the inaugural ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in South Africa later this month.

‘The Australian High Commission has been supporting under-19 girls’ cricket in Pakistan since 2016.

As we believe cricket and other sports can help tear down barriers and stereotypes,’ he said.

Furthermore, The captain of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team Bismah Maroof said,

‘We had a good 2022 year, where we won five of the six ICC Women’s Championship matches

We are looking forward to playing a competitive series in Australia.

In Addition:

The series against Australia will provide an opportunity for players to express their talent on the field.

And make new fans in the tour Down Under,’ she added.

Moreover, The Pakistan National Women’s Cricket Team Manager Ayesha Ashhar said,

‘I am positive that the squad assembled here under Bismah Maroof shall give a good account of itself on the forthcoming tour, not only on the field of play but also in terms of winning friends through a great display of skills, discipline, and sportsmanship.’

The Pakistan National Women’s Cricket Team held a seven-day camp in Karachi and will be flying from Karachi to Brisbane from Karachi on 6 January.

Pavan Manzoor
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Pavan Manzoor is an experienced content writer , editor and social media handler along with a track record of youth-oriented activities in Pakistan and abroad. She was selected as a fully-funded delegate as a leadership fellow in Turkey. She also led a team of 5 volunteers at the week-long Young Professionals Fellowship in Maldives. She is also a member of the Youth Standing Committee on Higher Education.

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