Congratulations to our Women's Team who beat BD comprehensively by 10 wickets in the final of the Asian Games! They finish in 1st place. What a great achievement this is. A proud moment for Pakistan Cricket. This could be the beginning of bigger and better things to come for women's cricket in Pakistan.
Comprehensive Victories throughout
Round of 16
Pakistan vs Thailand
Won by 8 wickets
Pakistan vs China
Won by 9 wickets
Pakistan vs Japan
Won by 9 wickets
Pakistan vs Bangladesh
Won by 10 wickets
India did not participate in this event, which was Pakistan's gain and India's loss as Pakistan victoriously claimed the ultimate prize in the Women's cricketing event to the delight of the whole nation.
Pakistan Men's Team are also participating and will start their first match in due course. Khalid Latif who successfully led Pak U19 to WC glory in 2004 will captain the young and talented side which includes the likes of Usman Qadir, Raza Hasan and Azeem Ghumman. India is also not involved in the Men's tournament either. Pak have a relatively strong side they have sent and should win the tournament in my eyes. This could be a double whammy for Pakistan in the Asian Games Cricket Event! We will have to wait and see................
Nida Rashid, star of Pakistan's Asian Games' gold in cricket, says her inspiration was Shahid Afridi's World T20 '09 performance. - Express
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari congratulated the women’s cricket team for making history by beating Bangladesh and winning the first Asian Games women’s cricket gold. - Express
Cricket gold boosts battered Pakistan’
“The way the women’s team has played and the way they have handled themselves on and off the field is really wonderful for Pakistanis living in Pakistan and abroad,” she said.
Sana, who took two wickets ...for 23 runs, said the media often focused on the problems besetting Pakistan but the nation “must be proud of us.”
“There are lot of good things happening in Pakistan and this is one of them,” she said.
Sana denied the women’s team was breaking new ground, saying it was thanks to powerful female role models such as the late former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto that they were able to play cricket.
“We are not the pioneers. We are just following in the footsteps of the strong women of Pakistan,” she said.
The 24-year-old said it had become more acceptable for men to watch the women’s game and the women’s team improved by playing against under-19 and under-25 men’s teams.