The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is planning to organize a women’s cricket tournament in the name of the Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Malala Yousafzai as a tribute to her achievements. While talking to APP, a PCB official said the chairman was planning to introduce a tournament named after Malala to give women cricketers a boost and build up their confidence. Malala gained worldwide recognition after she was shot by the Taliban in Swat in 2012 for her outspokenness regarding women and their right to education.
However the final decision will be made after consultation with the board to finalize the Cup. Pakistan’s women cricket team won a gold medal in the recently held 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Women players won the Asian Gold Medal twice, and therefore have a right to be recognized worldwide.