Girls Cup aimed at em­pow­er­ing girls: Aus­tralian HC

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS - SPORTS RE­PORTER

IS­LAM­ABAD—The Aus­tralian High Com­mis­sioner (AHC) Mar­garet Adam­son on Sunday said the PCB-AHC Girls Cup was aimed to em­power girls and pro­vide them with an op­por­tu­nity to learn the value of teamwork and sports­man­ship.

She said this while spaeak­ing at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the PCB-AHC Girls Cup Cricket fi­nal played here at the Marg­hazar Cricket Ground.

The fi­nal was won by SOS School beat­ing Mashal School. The AHC and the Pak­istan Cricket Board (PCB) with the sup­port of Serena Ho­tels hosted the in­au­gu­ral PCBAHC Girls Cup.

The PCB-AHC Girls Cup brought to­gether teams from four un­der­priv­i­leged schools in­clud­ing Pak­istan Sweet Homes, SOS Schools, Is­lam­abad Spe­cial Ed­u­ca­tion School (Girls with Hear­ing Im­pair­ment) and Mashal Char­ity School to en­cour­age girls to par­tic­i­pate in sports and ac­tiv­i­ties to en­joy a healthy lifestyle.

The girls also at­tended a week long coach­ing camp con­ducted by PCB coaches’ and first-class Pak­istan fe­male crick­eters.

“Cricket in Pak­istan and Aus­tralia is a shared pas­sion for all and pro­vides a won­der­ful ve­hi­cle for pro­mot­ing and high­light­ing the im­por­tance of gen­der equal­ity in sport and be­yond,” she said.

Pak­istan Sweet Homes’ Pa­tron-in-chief Za­murd Khan while re­fer­ring to the girls who par­tic­i­pated in the event said I am very happy for the healthy ac­tiv­ity con­ducted for them.

He also praised the AHC and PCB for ini­ti­at­ing such a pro­gramme for the girls.

Aziz Bolani, CEO, Serena Ho­tels said our com­mit­ments to gen­der em­pow­er­ment through sports ini­tia­tives found ex­pres­sion in the PCB-AHC Girls Cup.

“We be­lieve that sports are a means to en­cour­age healthy lifestyle, peace, tol­er­ance and teamwork,” he said.

Nasir Iqbal, Pres­i­dent Is­lam­abad Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion (ICA) was also present at the oc­ca­sion.

At the end tro­phies and me­men­toes were pre­sented to teams, play­ers coaches etc.

IS­LAM­ABAD: Aus­tralian High Com­mis­sion Mar­garet Adam­son and CEO Serena Ho­tels Aziz Bolani and oth­ers with the win­ners of PCB-AHC Girls Cricket Cup-2016 at Marghzar Cricket Ground.

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