The Qatar Cricket Association (QCA) is going ahead with plans to promote girl’s cricket in the country, hoping to send teams to Asian under-19 tournaments in Malaysia (2008) and China (2010).
A meeting was held earlier this week to chalk out a plan of action and the response was good, the QCA said.
Representatives of several schools were invited to the meeting, Aruna De Silva, the QCA’s head of women’s cricket development programme.
“Everyone at the meeting was positive about the idea of promoting cricket among girls staging in schools in Qatar,” de Silva said.
“The QCA is willing to support girls cricket in schools with whatever help possible,” he added.
Manzoor Ahmed, general secretary (international affairs and operations), Mohammed Imran (QCA office manager), and women’s cricket development programme members Maryam Gul Khan and Usha Andrews attended the meeting. Among the school representatives who attended the meeting were Thomas Bennett and Paramjeet Kaur Bhullar(Birla Public School), Latha Dakshinamurthy and Rajni T (MES),Dilawar Hussain and Elora Khatun(Bangladesh MHMH School and College), Naheed Abid(Pak Shama), Sajida Bibi and Munir Ahmed(PEC).