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PCB honours women’s cricket team

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board hosted a dinner in honour of Asian Games gold medal winning Pakistan women team at the National Cricket Academy on Wednesday.
Chairman PCB Ijaz Butt, Chairperson PCB Women Wing Mrs. Bushra Aitzaz, members of the PCB governing board, members of Pakistan cricket team PCB management and other distinguished guests attended the ceremony. The achievement of the team at the Asian Games was recognized and the team received a lot of adulation from the gathered guests.
The PCB chairman feted the Pakistan women team on their historic success at the Asian Games. In his speech the Chairman said:” On behalf of the entire Pakistan cricketing fraternity, I would like to express my heartiest congratulations to the Pakistan women’s team on their achievement. The hard work, dedication and discipline the girls have shown is an example for all athletes in the country.
Former chairperson Mrs. Shirin Javed has ensured that the future of women cricket is secure for years to come. Her leadership has set an example for others to who wish to make a positive impact upon women’s cricket.”
Former chairperson Women Wing Mrs. Shirin Javed thanked her team at the PCB for working diligently to improve the stature of women’s cricket in Pakistan during her tenure.
Addressing the gathering she said,” I have had the support of a great team throughout my tenure and together we have seen Pakistan women’s cricket climb new heights. It fills my heart with pride to see these girls as Asian champions. I wish the new chairperson the best of luck and hope that our young team will continue to progress in the years to come.”
New Chairperson Women Wing Mrs. Bushra Aitzaz congratulated the team for their performance and highlighted the efforts of her predecessor in raising the profile of the women’s game in Pakistan. “The young Pakistan team has won the hearts of the whole country and established themselves in world cricket through their huge achievement. Shirin Javed has given everything to raise the profile and importance of the women’s Game. I hope to continue her good work and we will work towards the development of women cricket in Pakistan,” she concluded.
Chairman PCB presented a memento to Mrs. Shirin Javed to mark her term at the PCB.Shirin Javed also presented souvenirs to the members of the Pakistan women’s team and management. A souvenir was also presented by the ex-chairperson to the current chairperson women wing. Former Chairman PCB Shahryar Khan was also in attendance and was presented a souvenir.

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