LAHORE, Mar 13 (APP):Girls cricket training cup organized with the cooperation and support of the Australian high commission in Pakistan, Kinnaird College for Women and Pakistan Cricket Board concluded here on Wednesday at KC ground.
The cup involved team from six schools and sports institutions including, Government Shuda-e-APS memorial high school model town, Government central model school gulbreg, The city school Shalimar campus, Kinnaird cricket, Unique cricket and galaxy academies for under privileged girls.
Australian High commissioner to Pakistan, Ms. Margaret Adamson congratulated the schools on their participation and welcomed the support of the KC and PCB for the girls cricket cup whom she termed a beneficial activity to add confidence to the girls and to sharpen their skills.
“Sharing a passion with Pakistan for cricket, the AHC was pleased to join with the KC for women and the PCB to host this initiative to empower girls through cricket and promote gender equality through sports,”Ms. Adamson said.
A three-day coaching clinic by first class cricket coaches got underway on International women’s day.
“We are particularly pleased to have the participation of first class players who helped to build confidence, foster team spirit and encourage the girls to push beyond the boundaries,” the high commissioner said.
“Sports can be a force to amplify the voices of women and girls and break down gender barriers and stereotypes. Every time girls clear a hurdle or kick a ball, they demonstrate not only physical strength, but also their leadership and strategic thinking. Through sports women and girls are able to realize their individual and collective power to strive for gender equality,” she added.
Principal Kinnaird college for women, Dr Rukhsana David said:” Sports are an essential tool that helps empower young girls living in different social contexts. It is also a mean to end discrimination and disadvantage “.