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Friday Nov 27 2020

Pakistan’s first woman referee Saman Zulfiqar officiates at National T20 Women Championship

Saman Zulfiqar. — PCB

Saman Zulfiqar, Pakistan’s first and only female cricket match referee started performing her duties on Friday in the ongoing National Triangular Women’s T20 Championship.

Talking to a Geo correspondent, Saman said that she is very happy to be working as the first female match referee in the country.

The Sheikhupura-born official was the only female match referee in Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) development panel for the domestic cricket season 2020-21 announced earlier in September.

Content with her assignments, Saman said, “I am very happy to supervise the matches. I was so proud when PCB selected me in the panel but now that I have started working, I consider it a huge honour.”

The newly appointed official was very keen to learn and said she wants to gain as much experience as possible. She appreciated PCB’s effort in supporting her and urged women to join the field.

“My message for girls is to pursue this field. PCB has provided me a good platform. The girls should also consider umpiring as a field,” she added.