I’m not going to pretend to know everything there is to know about Khan but from my previous readings it was stored in my memory that there were two sisters, (The other being Shazia) aided by their father, trailblazing a way for women in Pakistan to play cricket.
The sisters were instrumental in even getting Pakistan a women’s team and were part of the XI when the players took to the field to represent their nation for the first time ever. They achieved this despite fierce opposition from some quarters.
Women’s cricket continues to go from strength to strength today but the efforts of pioneers such as Khan back when the landscape was far more uneven should not be forgotten.
Firstly, please let me be clear. I don’t mind change. I’m grateful for change in the past and there are changes that I’d welcome in the future… but this is embarrassing!
The Big Bash is set to replace the coin toss with the Australian backyard tradition of flipping a bat. This is professional sport right?
I’m all for trying something different in cricket, as has been done in the English County Championship. Alternative methods could be that the away team, the team highest in the league or the higher run scorers in a tournament get to choose whether to bat or bowl first but a bat flip, seriously!
We’ve got The Hundred coming to English cricket and the bat flip to the Australian game. What next? A Kabaddi fight between the captains before an IPL match?
Wherever Will Young is, the Central Districts batsman better leave right now! He’s been called up to New Zealand’s Test squad for the home series against Sri Lanka. Young will be hoping to light my fire (Or maybe his own fire) and have an evergreen international career for Aotearoa. The twenty-six-year-old will be determined to commence an all time love with the national side.
Meanwhile, spinner Will Somerville has rather harshly been omitted from the playing party, despite claiming match figures of 7-127 against Pakistan on debut.
It’s been a while but here’s a brand spanking new audiocast. Not much prep went in to this but I thought that the Commonwealth Games merited a mention. What a great opportunity it could be to help provide more exposure to Associate nations and cricket in general.