Friday, 19 November 2010

Pakistan's Women Cricket Team Are Asian Champions!




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.

Scorecard: http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/current/match/485173.html

Comprehensive Victories throughout



Round of 16

Pakistan vs Thailand

Won by 8 wickets

Quaterfinals

Pakistan vs China

Won by 9 wickets

Semifinals

Pakistan vs Japan

Won by 9 wickets

Finals

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................



Express Quotes

Link: http://tribune.com.pk/story/78782/pakistan-beat-bangladesh-to-win-asian-games-final/

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.

2 comments:

Maaaaz @ BBK (Maza786) said...

Things are moving in the right direction for Pakistan Cricket over the last couple of weeks. The signs are positive. Finalists in HK Sixes, competitive spirit shown in the ODI series to win 2 matches, a formidable 4th innings fight to save a Test, Pak "A" win 50 over match series 2-0 & now our women's team are champions of Asia! Overall, its really good to see..

Stani Army said...

Yes, great achievement Maz. I just wish they would go further in the world tournaments as the richer countries always seem to make it to the latter stages. We need to use our natural talent to compete with their funding, infrastructure and organisation.

PCB also needs to support the separate women's wing more.

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