Sharmeen Khan, pioneer of girls’s cricket in Pakistan, dies

Sharmeen Khan, pioneer of women's cricket in Pakistan, dies

Sharmeen Khan, who’s broadly credited for having girls’s cricket in Pakistan formally recognised, has died aged 46. Information shops in Pakistan reported that she died of pneumonia.

Sharmeen performed two Exams – Pakistan’s girls’s group has solely ever performed three – and 26 ODIs between 1997 and 2002, opening the bowling along with her right-arm tempo and batting within the lower-middle order. Sharmeen, alongside along with her elder sister Shaiza, performed in Pakistan girls’s first ODI, in Christchurch in 1997.

A 12 months earlier, the 2 sisters had helped safe ICC membership for Pakistan girls, after which fashioned the group and received them sponsored by their father’s carpet firm. In bringing girls’s cricket to Pakistan, Sharmeen and Shaiza had confronted threats of private hurt and authorized motion however stood agency of their resolve.