Lahore, December 5, 2023 – The Chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee, Zaka Ashraf, extended heartfelt congratulations to the Pakistan women’s cricket team for their historic achievement in defeating New Zealand in a T20I series at the Kiwi’s home ground.
The Nida Dar-led squad secured an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series by beating New Zealand by 10 runs in the second T20I in Dunedin on Tuesday.
This triumph marks a significant milestone as the first Asian women’s team to secure victory against New Zealand on their home turf, showcasing the rising prowess of women’s cricket in Pakistan. Zaka Ashraf commended the entire team for their exceptional performance and expressed immense pride in their accomplishment.
“The Pakistan women’s team has made the whole nation proud with their brilliant display of skill and talent in New Zealand,” stated Zaka Ashraf, acknowledging the efforts of the players, team management, and support personnel. The Chairman highlighted the leadership qualities and courage displayed by Captain Nida Dar, emphasizing the impact her leadership has had on the team’s success on the international stage.
“The leadership qualities and courage exhibited by captain Nida Dar reflect in the way her players have responded to the challenge and acquired success on the big stage,” added Zaka Ashraf, praising the team’s resilience and determination.
In recognition of this historic achievement, Zaka Ashraf announced that the PCB will host a special ceremony to felicitate the Pakistan women’s team upon their return from the tour of New Zealand later this month. The ceremony aims to honor the players for their exceptional performance, dedication, and contribution to the growth of women’s cricket in Pakistan.
The success of the Pakistan women’s team in New Zealand not only reflects their individual talent but also underscores the collective effort of the entire squad. The PCB Chairman’s announcement of a special ceremony demonstrates the board’s commitment to acknowledging and celebrating the achievements of women in cricket, providing them the recognition they rightfully deserve.
The victory against New Zealand is expected to boost the morale of women cricketers in Pakistan and inspire the upcoming generation of players. The special ceremony hosted by the PCB will not only celebrate the team’s success but also serve as a platform to encourage and promote women’s cricket in the country.
As the Pakistan women’s cricket team continues to break barriers and achieve milestones, their success becomes a source of inspiration for aspiring cricketers and a testament to the growing competitiveness and talent in women’s cricket on the global stage. The PCB’s recognition and celebration of the team’s achievement further emphasize the importance of fostering and supporting women’s cricket in Pakistan.