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PCB congratulates national women’s team on direct qualification for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

PCB congratulates national women’s team on direct qualification for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

PCB congratulates national women’s team on direct qualification for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The Pakistan Cricket Board has congratulated national women’s team on their direct qualification for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games.

The eight-team event, hosted by England, will be played next year from July 28 – August 8. This is the first instance where women’s cricket has been added to the Commonwealth Games. The teams to qualify apart from the hosts are Australia, India, New Zealand, South Africa, West Indies and Pakistan.

These teams have secured qualification for as a result of their standing in the ICC T20I rankings. The Pakistan’s national women’s side have previously participated in two South Asian Games, winning Gold medal in Guangzhou, China (2010) and then in Incheon, South Korea (2014).

Pakistan all-rounder Nida Dar, who was a part of the two South Asian games and won gold in Guangzhou and Incheon, in a press release by the PCB said: “I am super excited about this opportunity. We play this great game to represent our country at the highest platform and in women’s cricket, there is no bigger stage than the multi-sport Commonwealth Games in which we can show our prowess and talent.

“I can’t wait to get to Birmingham to demonstrate to the world what we are capable of in one of the most competitive, demanding and skilful sports. Obviously, there is another incentive of meeting my favourite players and athletes from around the world besides top cricketers from other sides, which further increases my excitement.”

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan said the Commonwealth Games would provide Pakistan’s athletes to learn and compete against the best in the world. “The Commonwealth Games provide Pakistan women’s cricketers with the opportunity to play against the best, in front of a global audience. 

“This will not only give our national team a worldwide recognition but it will also enable us to use this profile and exposure to inspire and attract more young girls to take up the game in Pakistan.

“Besides enhancing the profile of our women cricketers, Commonwealth Games will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to our players to interact and learn from professional athletes from other sports during their time in the athletes’ village,” he added.

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