LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board will honor Olympics swimmers Kiran Khan and Sarah Mahboob, Pakistan’s number one ranked tennis player, for their contributions via the Hamaray Heroes initiative as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations.
Kiran was in the Commonwealth Games 2002 in Manchester, England, representing Pakistan at the tender age of 13.
She has been honoured for representing Pakistan in several Olympic events by the World Olympians Associations, and is a recipient of Tamgha-e-Imtiaz, Pakistan’s civilian award.
Kiran has bagged 327 national gold medals and 47 medals at international competition over the course of her career.
Sarah is Pakistan’s first female tennis player to win qualifying in the main draw of the tournament of an International Tennis Federation. She accomplished this in 2010.
She became the youngest-ever national champion in Pakistan in 2004, at the age of 14, and the right-handed player is currently top-ranked in Pakistan.
In another initiative to encourage, respect and highlight the central and important role of women in our society, members of Pakistan’s national women’s cricket team will attend the match between Lahore Qalandars and King Kings and lead the play teams from the dug outs to the centre.
In continuation of the ongoing ‘March Madness’ special discount bid, the tickets for the VVIP, VIP and Premium tier enclosures for the last 11 HBL PSL 2020 group matches, running from 7-15 March, will also be awarded to the women buyers 30 per cent off. The tickets can be purchased at TCS outlets.
PCB Director – Commercial, Babar Hamid, had said: “Women are an integral part of any society and play an enormous role in its development.
“The PCB being a responsible organisation has decided to use the HBL PSL 2020 platform to celebrate the women of our country and create awareness regarding the issues surrounding gender gap and to make our society more inclusive.”