Tuesday , February 18 2020

Humaira Farrukh: Pakistan’s first female umpire

Humaira Farrukh

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In Pakistan, cricket is a not a game it’s a passion in the blood that has produced many legendary cricketers. Pakistan women cricket team has beaten West-Indian cricket team in recent ODI’s series.

Humaira Farrukh is first-ever Pakistani Female umpire who has officiated more than 170 matches. Currently, she is director sports at Lahore Garrison University.  Farrukh has represented of National Hockey Team and Sports Administration for 28 years.

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In an interview to PCB, Farrukh said that I started my career back in 2005 when Pakistan Cricket Board was set up a women wing. I took part in PCB jury 1 and jury 2 umpiring courses and later I started my career. I want to follow Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza who got international fame and represented Pakistan at the international level.

Farrukh added, Due to the efforts of Pakistan Cricket Board women cricket has become more popular than ever before. In the near future, more women will move towards sports and it will be beneficial for making standards.

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