Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley and Australian Cricketers Association CEO Todd Greenberg joined Australian Deputy High Commissioner Joanne Frederiksen and Pakistan Blind Cricket Council Chairman Sultan Shah in a training camp and championship six days for women and girls with visual impairments.
The participants, who are selected from all over Pakistan, will get a chance to be part of the Pakistan National Blind Women’s Team based on their performance.
The Australian High Commission sponsored the training camp and tournament for visually impaired women from across Pakistan.
Deputy High Commissioner for Australia, Joanne Frederiksen said: “By sponsoring this cricket clinic, we hope it has given these women and girls the opportunity to play one of the most popular sports of Pakistan and show their skills and abilities. This can help reduce gender stereotypes and negative perceptions associated with women with disabilities.
Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockley said: “Cricket is a sport for everyone. It helps with confidence. It breaks stereotypes and is a great way to gain confidence. Big credit to the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council for the top notch work they do. Seeing young girls from all over the country here for a week-long clinic is amazing. Just look at the smiles on the faces and the friendships to see the positive impact this has. – PR