Women in Sports from Pakistan have excelled in a number of fields such as Hockey, Cricket, Table Tennis, Tennis, Squash, Cycling and other sports. The growing numbers of gyms and fitness centers help in meeting the training and keeping fit requirements for these dedicated athletes. In schools, as well, there are regular sports events where young girls take part in several athletic feats. The women that are making sports' headlines are referred here from time to time.
DAWN-August 18, 2011: Sana Mir to lead Pakistan in West Indies
LAHORE: Retaining Sana Mir as captain, the Pakistan Cricket Boards (PCB) Women Wing has announced the 14-member squad and officials for the series against the West Indies.
Pakistan is touring the West Indies from Aug 24 to Sept 13 to play four One-day Internationals and as many T-20s against the West Indies women team.
Sana Mir (captain), Javeria Wadood, Nain Abidi, Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar, Marina Iqbal, Batool Fatima (wicketkeeper), Qanita Jalil, Asmavia Iqbal, Masooma Junaid, Sadia Yousaf, Mariam Hassan Shah, Kainat Imtiaz, and Rabiya Shah.
Reserves: Sania Khan, Sidra Amin, Nahida Khan, Sana Gulzar.
Ayesha Ashhar (manager), Mansoor Rana (coach), Mauhtashim Rasheed (bowling and fielding coach), Sunaina Munir (physiotherapist) and Farrukh Zaman Khan (selector).
From: Dawn Sports Page: Sana to lead in WI
THE NEWS April 29, 2011 National Women cycling gets under way
LAHORE: The 9th edition of the National Women Cycling Championship started here on Thursday at Pakistan Cycling Federation velodrome here.
On the first day, Rahila Bano of Wapda took first position in 500m time trail by completing the distance in 40.98 seconds.
Sabiha Nisar of Army and Anam of Punjab sealed second and third place respectively.
All the affiliated Unit of PCF i.e. Pakistan Army, Pakistan Railways, Pakistan Wapda, Sui Southern Gas Company and all the four provinces and FATA are participating. The championship will continued for three days and Begum Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa will be the chief guest at the concluding ceremony.
Women Cricketers from Pakistan
Pakistan Today ISLAMABAD - The High Commission of Pakistan (HCP) in Colombo hosted the visiting Pakistani National Women Cricket Team along with their team officials at a reception on Tuesday.
The Pakistan National Women Cricket Team is in Sri Lanka to participate in the 2011 Quadrangular Tournament, along with the host Sri Lankan team, as well as Netherlands and Ireland's teams.
The Pakistan Women Cricket Team won the four nation tournament after beating Netherlands in Colombo. The One Day International format of the Quadrangular Series started from 26th April 2011.
The reception was attended by the High Commissioner of Pakistan Mrs Seema Ilahi Baloch, and the officials from the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo.
The touring team was introduced to the guests by the High Commissioner. The Women in Green led by Captain Sana Mir met the distinguished guests drawn from the selected invitees.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan Seema Ilahi Baloch in her speech congratulated the team captain and other members of the team for their success in the T20 segment of the Quadrangular series. She said she really felt proud to be in the company of the famous daughters of Pakistan. The High Commissioner conveyed her best wishes to the team for their success in the upcoming One Day International format of the Quadrangular Series in Colombo starting from 26th April 2011. In 2010 , the Pakistan's National Women Cricket Team Won gold medal in Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China after beating Bangladesh by 10-wicket in the final of the inaugural women's cricket tournament.
The game of cricket is a passion in many South Asian countries and therefore both Pakistan and Sri Lanka are no exceptions.
Excerpts from: Pakistan Today