Photo Credit: Multan Sultans
In its ambition to provide up and coming women cricketers of southern Punjab an opportunity to express their talents, Multan Sultans Development Programme organised the Elite Women’s League from 12 till 21 December in Lodhran and Multan.
Ninety players displayed their talents, skills and passion for cricket through this initiative. The players were divided into six teams and played the league stage in the pool of two before Strikers beat Avengers in the final yesterday.
Along with the trophies, Strikers bagged PKR100,000 and Avengers pocketed PKR50,000. Strikers’ teammates Samina Aftab and Fatima Munir, named best batter and bowler of the tournament, respectively, were awarded scooters. Fatima also won PKR15,000 for being the player of the final.
Multan Sultans owner and chief executive Ali Tareen: “The Elite Women’s League is another step towards our vision of giving opportunities to the women to express their skills and talents in a safe space.
“It is very important that young women are provided the same platforms that our young men have so, we, as a society, can benefit from their talents. We need to work on developing avenues for our women so their talents do not go to waste.
“I was delighted to see the skill levels of these young women. I have had amazing feedback from the coaches about these players. We, at Multan Sultans, will continue to create avenues for the women of our society to showcase to the world that they are no less.”
“I am thankful to Mr Anees Khawaja and our sponsors in GroudUp Sports, Lodhran Pilot Project, and BestSeller Foundation for their continuous support in our efforts to help the women of southern Punjab realise their dreams.”