Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada and head of Cricket Coaching Academies Sports Board Punjab Zaheer Abbas inaugurated the women’s third cricket coaching academy at Lahore College for Women University (LCWU), here on Thursday.
LCWU Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Uzma Qureshi was also present on the occasion. It may be noted here that five cricket academies of boys have already been established in several cities of the province as per the vision of Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Jahangir Khanzada said that it is a good sign that Pakistan women are taking part in sports activities. “The network of cricket coaching academies will be spread across the Punjab province.”
The minister said Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif took special interest in sports activities and the girls academy at the LCWU has been launched under the supervision of legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbas as per the vision of Chief Minister Punjab. “It’s quite heartening that our women are inclining towards sports activities and now featuring in international sports competitions,” he added.
The Punjab sports minister vowed to establish cricket academies in all parts of Punjab province. “We will also build cricket coaching academies in Layyah, Bahawalpur and DG Khan,” he asserted. “Legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbashas produced excellent results by launching eight cricket academies in a short period of just nine months. The players from these academies are now taking part in bigger competitions.”
Jahangir Khanzada further said that the Punjab government was taking effective measures to build modern sports infrastructure in the province. “Several gymnasiums and grounds are being upgraded in various cities.—APP