Nazia Nazir from Okara, Pakistan beats the odds to become a women cricket umpire
Nazia Nazir is from Okara, where her love and passion for the game took her to the field of arbitration. Narrating her story, Nazia said she belongs in an area where girls’ education wasn’t so easy, but her love of the game convinced her to travel to Lahore to study more and play cricket. During college days, he used to avoid publicity, as he didn’t want his family to know he was playing cricket.
Nazia Nazir Pakistan Women Cricket Umpire:
Because of the opposition of my family members and despite working hard, I was unable to represent the Pakistan national team. I didn’t lose hope there and decided to stick to the game, and therefore I sought arbitration.
Recalling his emotions about overseeing his first party, Nazia said, “One night before overseeing a home game, I couldn’t believe I was actually overseeing the party and, enthusiastically, I couldn’t sleep all night. I still have no words to express how I felt when I was standing and supervising an interdepartmental women’s party.”
Nazia is one of six female referees to oversee the matches of the ongoing women’s triangular tournament that began in Lahore on Tuesday.
“I have set myself the goal of being one of the referees on the ICC panel. I’m sure overseeing matches in national matches will help me improve my arbitration decisions and graduate to the next level,” he said.