In a startling development, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on Monday has failed to make any special arrangement whatsoever for the women’s team players, who have had made a quiet return to home with a wooden spoon after losing out on all their seven games, in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 in England. (Read More: ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: England Vs South Africa, Preview Of 1st Semi Final).
The video clip according to Pakistan’s one of the private television channels Samaa TV, has shown 19-year-old fast bowler Nashra Sandhu, was on her way to home on a motorcycle along with her family members after she returned to Lahore from England.
The microblogging site Twitter users have blasted PCB approach whereas, a couple of Twitter users have shown leniency towards the board, as one of the social media followers termed her family ‘courageous’ for helping its ward – to excel in the field of cricket.
Interestingly, at the Lahore international airport, the other clip showed nothing of a special arrangement for Pakistan women’s team led by Sana Mir, who has opted to extend his stay in London after her team’s dismal show, which further resulted in witnessing gloomy faces in cricket passionate country like Pakistan.
Interestingly, when Pakistan’s men’s team returned home on July 20, the scenes were totally different, as the winners of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy after thumping arch-rivals India at The Oval on June 18 brought joy to cricket-starved fans; the Sarfraz Ahmed-led Men in Green got hero’s welcome at the airport, before being effusively praised for all-round performance which further saw awards were announced to felicitate the players there on.
Moreover, the people swarmed at Sarfraz’s residence in Karachi which further saw the crowd sloganeering in favour of Pakistan team after spectacular performance, but it was absolutely not in the case with Pakistan women’s team which finished on the bottom of the table after losing their final league stage game against Sri Lanka following tight finish.
Speaking about the betterment of the sports particularly giving a fair share to women cricket, PCB has failed to provide basic services to players at the first instance which left a player to opt as a pillion on a motorcyclist, who seemed to be of her father, as he was witnessed in the video when Lahore-born Nashra was talking on phone while coming out of the Allama Iqbal International Airport.
The slow left-arm orthodox spinner Nashra has featured in 11 matches, in which the bowler has bagged 16 wickets at an average of 28.37.
The bowler has also claimed a four-wicket haul, as her best figures read 4 for 26, which came against India in the ongoing World Cup in Derby on July 2nd.
Nashra made a cricketing debut on February 7, this year after facing South Africa Women’s team at Colombo.
Here’s the video:
Pakistan women's team cricketer Nashra Sandhu leaves with her family on a motorcycle after she returned to Lahore – PCB made no arrangements pic.twitter.com/EcNeGt7JKr
— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) July 17, 2017