The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency—TIKA—the state-run aid agency of Turkey, has introduced a cricket training facility for girls at the SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School in Karachi.
The inauguration of the cricket training nets at the school was done by the ex-national cricket team captain—Sarfaraz Ahmed, the coordinator of TIKA’s Karachi—Ibrahim Katirci and Shehzad Roy, the head of the Zindagi Trust, which has adopted the school.
TIKA also gave professional cricket kits and equipment to the cricket team and donated the electronic equipment to the SMB Fatima Jinnah School and Khatoon-e-Pakistan Government Girls School for promoting digital literacy among the students.
Sarfaraz Ahmed lauded the measure which he said would offer better training opportunities for the female cricketers. He said that the young people of Pakistan have huge talent and the only thing required is to explore this talent further.
In the meantime, Katirci calling the facility a gift from the Turkish people to the Pakistani youth, said that they had set it up for promoting a sport that is a national passion in the country.
Roy added that the Zindagi Trust is aimed at transforming the lives of thousands of the children by offering them better educational options and environments. He said that with the assistance of TIKA and the Turkish people, they are taking a step towards offering new options for the female cricketers.