First Women Twenty20 Cricket Super League-2018 from Oct 26 in City

PESHAWAR: For the first time in the history of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa the first Women Twenty20 Cricket Super League-2018 will be commencing here at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium from October 26 to November 2, 2018.

This was stated by Director Operation Syed Saqlain Shah while briefing the media men here at Sports Arena on Monday. Flanked by Organizing

Secretary of the League Miss Sadaf Khan, Director Sports KP Aziz Ullah Jan, Member of the Organizing Committee Rehmat Gul, Coach and cricket referee Masood Khan were also present during the briefing.

He said, the opening ceremony will be held on October 26 at 3. 00 p. m at Arbab Niaz Cricket Stadium well before the trophy unveiling ceremony a day before the opening of the Women Twenty20 Cricket Super League wherein eight top teams comprising Karachi Queen, Peshawar Angles, Rawalpindi Hitters, FATA Strikers, Peshawar Paighlay, Islamabad Blasters, Kashmir Stars, Quetta Fighters are taking part.

All the eight teams, he said, have been divided in two groups- A and B. Karachi Queen, Peshawar Angles, Rawalpindi Hitters, FATA Strikers and in Group-B team comprising Quetta Fighters, Kashmir Stars, Islamabad Blasters, and Peshawar Paighly.

He said Directorate of Sports has extended all out support by providing accommodation, food, transport, cash prize of Rs. 100, 000 for the winner, Rs. 50, 000 for the runners-up. He said the Directorate is very much keen in holding activities for the female as well and that is why he could not believe in gender- based discrimination.

He said after successful holding of the Under-23 Games, the first Women Twenty20 Super League would give a good name to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said organizing of such event would certainly portray a softer image of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa besides highlighting that peace has been restored to province. Speaking on this occasion, Miss Sadaf Khan, the organizing secretary of the event disclosed that more 160 female are taking part in the League. She said efforts are being made to attract sponsorship in the game but apart from the Directorate of Sports KP no sponsorship attracted so that to conduct the event in befitting manners.

Miss Sadaf said that women are the half of the population of the country and the women too want to be part of healthy sports activities but due to non availability of facilities to them they have been neglected. The talent is there and such talent could be more polished if provided due opportunities at grassroots level, she added.

She also thanked Director General Sports KP for extending all out support to the organizing committee. She disclosed that the teams coming from other provinces and teams from Peshawar and FATA have services of national and international cricketers.

She said all out efforts and resources would be utilized for the smooth sailing of the League in befitting manners.