Saman Zulfiqar is Pakistan’s first female match referee, she is undeniably a ray of hope for the ladies who are sports freaks. She has set a new record and flings a pulsating wave in Pakistan. Saman Zulfiqar is Pakistan’s First-Ever Female Cricket Match Referee: Proud Moment.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has recently announced the officials for the domestic cricket season 2020-21, Zulfiqar is the only female match referee in the development panel. It’s a big victory INDEED!
A Little Light on the Life of Saman Zulfiqar
Zulfiqar hails from Allahabad, a popular town in the Kasur district of Pakistan. She has elected to become a cricket match referee to hunt her passion for sports. Zulfiqar is the mother of a daughter and lives with her family in Kasur. As a teenager, Zulfiqar was a cricket manic. Her passion for sports is the driving force for her to complete a MA in sports sciences. This was trailed by umpiring and match refereeing courses.
Zulfiqar told GNN News!
“It was an honour for me to represent my country at an international level. I am grateful to the PCB for giving me this opportunity. PCB is providing opportunities for women and we should take advantage of it. My next objective is to supervise Pakistan Super League (PSL) and international matches.”
Saman Zulfiqar is Pakistan’s First-Ever Female Cricket Match Referee
This is the third sequential year that Zulfiqar is a part of the development panel for referees. The PCB endures encouraging its women officials to participate in the game. Moreover, it consents them to signify Pakistan’s cricket at the international level. Additionally, it will provide female umpires an alleyway to the accompanying development panel umpires with an enticement being a place in the leading panel.
We are thrilled to see Zulfiqar making Pakistani women proud in the matches to come. May you have more powers to blow and shine!
Saman Wants to Supervise International Matches
Saman shared her thought with The News to flicker on the global board
“I want to supervise Pakistan Super League and international matches as well after supervising as many matches as possible at the national level, it was my childhood dream. I used to play cricket during my studies. I did a match refereeing course. After that I took up the field, I found this field is better for me to showcase my abilities. I got a lot of support from my family. I was allowed to work after I completed my education and then after marriage, my in-laws did not stop me from working. I consider myself lucky that I am getting so much support from everyone that it is not only easy for me to continue working but also easy to move forward. I am very happy to be the first female match referee in Pakistan. I would like to tell girls that the PCB is providing a lot of opportunities so they should join the field.”
We greet warm wishes for Saman and endeavour that she would grasp success in all pursuits of life.