The first 11-month domestic contracts for Pakistani women’s cricketers were awarded to 74 exceptional ladies. The 74 players include 59 emerging and U19 players and 14 senior Pakistan women’s team players. This crucial improvement, according to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), would boost women cricketers’ confidence when an action-packed women’s cricket season resumes on September 1. These domestic contracts have been awarded to players who have excelled in domestic, emerging, U19, and ICC U19 Women’s World Cup cricket.
First domestic contracts for women cricketers announced by PCB
The national women’s selection committee, chaired by former Test cricketer Saleem Jaffar, picked the players with advice from national and academy coaches. The project recognizes their hard work and improves women’s cricket nationwide.
PCB Management Committee Head Zaka Ashraf said: “I want to congratulate the 74 women cricketers who have earned these contracts through talent and dedication. “The Pakistan Cricket Board is thrilled to take a historic step towards advancing women’s cricket in our nation today.” Tania Mallick, head of Women’s Cricket, said: “We are happy to award domestic contracts to 74 of our top women cricketers.
This historic moment honors their exceptional skills and inspires our women athletes. As a busy women’s cricket season approaches, we are committed to providing the support and tools they need to succeed. In addition to local contracts, the PCB has resumed training for women cricketers in eight cricket academies, seven of which are active.
The operational academies are National Cricket Academy in Lahore, Hanif Mohammad High-Performance Centre in Karachi, Inzamam-ul-Haq in Multan, Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar, Abbottabad Cricket Stadium, Bugti Stadium in Quetta, and Women’s Sports Stadium in Bahawalpur. Domestically contracted players will not be in the 2023-24 women’s central contracts. In addition to monthly retainers, domestic contract players earn match fees, daily allowances, and prize money.
The 74 players along with their cities in alphabetical order are:
Aima Saleem (Rawalpindi), Aimen Anwar (Karachi), Aisha Javed (Lahore), Aleena Shah (Peshawar), Aliza Khan (Karachi), Amber Kainat (Lahore). Anam Amin (Lahore), Areesha Noor Bhatti (Lahore), Arijah Haseeb (Karachi), Asma Amin (Faisalabad). Asma Shareef (Arifwala), Ayesha Asim (Quetta), Ayesha Bilal (Lahore). Ayesha Zafar (Lahore), Dina Razvi (Karachi), Dua Majid (Lahore), Fajr Naveed (Rawalpindi), Fareeha Mehmood (Lahore). Fatima Khan (Lahore), Fatima Shahid (Lahore), Fatima Zehra (Rawalpindi), Gul-e-Uswa (Multan), Gull Feroza (Multan), Gull Rukh (Dera Ghazi Khan). Haleema Azeem Dar (Lahore), Haniah Ahmer (Karachi), Humna Bilal (Rawalpindi), Huraina Sajjad (Karachi), Iram Javed (Lahore), Jannat Rasheed (Quetta), Javeria Khan (Karachi). Jaweria Rauf (Karachi), Kainat Imtiaz (Karachi), Kaynat Hafeez (Lahore), Khadija Chishti (Lahore).
Kinza Wahab (Karachi), Laiba Mansoor (Rawalpindi), Laiba Nasir (Lahore), Lubna Behram (Hunza), Maham Anees (Islamabad), Maham Manzoor (Hyderabad). Maham Tariq (Karachi), Mahnoor Aftab (Peshawar), Masooma Zehra (Karachi). Momina Riasat (Abbottabad), Natalia Parvaiz (Bhimber), Neha Sharmeen Sheikh (Karachi), Noor-Ul-Eman (Bahawalpur), Noreen Yaqoob (Lahore), Quratulain Ahsen (Lahore). Rameen Shamim (Karachi), Rida Aslam (Lahore), Saba Nazir (Muridke), Saima Malik (Quetta), Saiqa Riaz (Lahore). Saira Jabeen (Chitral), Sana Talib (Rahim Yar Khan), Sania Rasheed (Rawalpindi). Shabnam Hayat (Karachi), Soha Fatima (Lahore), Subhana Tariq (Karachi), Syeda Taskyn Fatima (Karachi), Tasmia Rubab (Lahore), Tayyaba Imdad (Abbottabad). Tahzeeb Shah (Swabi), Waheeda Akhter (Lahore), Wajeeha Muneer (Multan), Warda Yousaf (Okara). Wasifa Hussain (Karachi), Yusra Amir (Karachi), Zaib-un-Nisa (Charsadda), Zamina Tahir (Lahore), Zunaira Shah (Karachi) and Zunash Abdul Sattar (Lahore).