Women’s cricket has come a long way in recent years and Humaira Farrukh is a shining example of being the first women umpire from Pakistan.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a concerted effort to promote the game which has resulted in some inspired results this year. After beating West Indies for the first time ever in an ODI series, the Women in Green squared the ODI series against South Africa in their own backyard.
It said The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a concerted effort to promote the game which has resulted in some inspired results this year.
It saw the Pakistan women team’s first ever ODI victory over West Indies and its performance against South Africa another feather in PCB’s cap which has long sought to promote women cricket in the country.
“Backing up the progress on the field, success stories have emerged from other quarters too including match officials – who are an integral part of cricket,” said the article.
Humaira is the only one in her family to pursue a career in sport. She owes her success to her mother, who fully supported her as she chased her dreams. When she used to play, women sport was restricted to college and university levels. But, in the recent years women sport, especially cricket, has become professional and she is grateful that PCB has played a vital role in that regard.