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GIRLS’ CUP KARACHI: EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH CRICKET

GIRLS’ CUP KARACHI: EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH CRICKET:

GIRLS’ CUP KARACHI: EMPOWERING GIRLS THROUGH CRICKET

The Australian High Commission supported a girls’ cricket clinic and tournament in Karachi in collaboration with the Jalaluddin Cricket Academy (JCA) and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

Australia aims to promote gender equality and empower girls by enabling them to participate in one of Pakistan’s favorite sports – cricket.

Australia’s High Commissioner to Pakistan, Neil Hawkins said:

“The Australian High Commission has been sponsoring girls’ cricket in Pakistan since 2016.”

“We began with a single annual tournament in Islamabad but then expanded to Lahore and in Karachi.” 

“Our countries share a passion for cricket, and a key interest of Australia in Pakistan is to support gender equality so we’re very pleased to support this event,” Mr. Hawkins said.

“Cricket and other sports can help tear down barriers and stereotypes. Every time these girls hit a boundary or make a catch, they are taking a step towards greater equality.”

The girls attended a five-day coaching clinic in the lead-up to the competition. 

The High Commissioner said:

“We are very pleased to have the participation of first-class cricket coaches who helped to build confidence, foster team spirit, and encourage the girls.”

He thanked the schools – Nasra Public School, Dawood Public School, Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, and Ismail Academy.

Equally important, He thanked them for joining the event and paid tribute to the contribution made by JCA and PCB.

Leading coach Jalal Uddin, a former national player and now JCA Chairman, congratulated the Australian High Commission on the initiative.

“As pioneers in cricket coaching, we always support grassroots cricket development.

Jalal Uddin said

We hope this initiative with the Australian High Commission for the Girls Cricket Cup will go a long way in developing women’s cricket in Pakistan.”

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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