Nazia, a small town game resident’s love of cricket made her cricket umpire

LAHORE, Sep 17 (APP):Nazia Nazir hails from Okara and her love and passion for cricket brought her to the field of women cricket umpiring.

Narrating her story, Nazia said here on Tuesday that she belongs to an area where education for girls was not that easy, but her love for the game persuaded her to travel to Lahore to study further and play cricket. During college days, she used to avoid publicity as she didn’t want her family to know that she was playing cricket.

She said, “Due to opposition of my family members and despite working hard, I couldn’t represent Pakistan national team. I didn’t lose my hope there and decided to remain attached to the game and therefore pursued umpiring”.