Cricket! Its the game that gets more attention than any other, even our national game hockey can’t beat its hype. It is the strength, weakness, and passion of the Pakistani nation. We cannot let anyone else win the game, right? Well, cricket has become more exciting and intense for all the enthusiasts, wanna know why? Because this year, ICC T20 tournament will be played by our women cricket team! The International Cricket Council (ICC) and Uber have made the most awaited announcement of the first-ever ICC women’s World T20.
It has been specified that the matches will be played in West Indies. Uber and ICC have collaborated to sponsor this historical event that will encourage women to come forward and make their mark in cricket grounds. It is one of the most remarkable decisions that have been made by Uber and ICC so far!
It is the start of a new and remarkable journey towards empowering women in Pakistan who might have the skills but lack the opportunities. Sadly, it is not always about the skills because opportunities and talent go hand in hand. Women are not suitably represented in the cricket world, the opportunities are less as compared to their male counterparts but this step of Uber and ICC will pave the way for a new beginning with first-ever ICC Women World T20.
Uber Empowering Women
Uber is playing a vital role in the development of society and the promotion of sport among females. As the event is sponsored by Uber, the credit of this great initiative goes to ICC and Uber. This step will enhance the interest of women in sports, especially in Pakistan. The Chief International Business Officer of Uber, Brooks Entwistle, has also shared pleasing remarks about the first ever ICC women world T20. Uber’s Chief International Business Officer, Brooks Entwistle stated that:
“We are absolutely delighted to be the first ridesharing and food delivery platform to partner with the ICC for the first ever standalone ICC Women’s World T20. We recognize the best way to change the status quo is to challenge it, and the ICC Women’s World T20 is a powerful showcase of women moving the sport of cricket forward while uniting and inspiring communities around the world.
This positive news set the social media on fire and messages have been pouring in the support of Pakistani women cricket team. It is expected that this tournament will be held from 9th to 24th November this year. It will be a 10-team tournament and the participating countries include Bangladesh, Australia, India, England, Ireland, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and the West Indies.
Let’s hope that our girls in green can make their mark in the cricket world. More power to you girls!