Humaira Farah, first woman umpire from Pakistan


Women’s cricket has come a very long way in the last few decades. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has made a concerted effort to foster the sport that has led to some motivated results this season.

After beating West Indies for the first time in an ODI series, the Women in Green squared the ODI series against South Africa in their own backyard. Backing up the progress to the area, success stories have emerged in different quarters including game officials stated the data made available here from the Pakistan Cricket Board.

Humaira Farrukh is a shining example of this, Humaira retains the distinction of Pakistan’s umpire and has up to now officiated in over 170.Humaira includes a rich experience of administrating and enjoying the game.

She has worked as a sports administrator for the last 28 decades and has represented the baseball team. Employed as a Director Sports in Lahore Garrison University, she’s also currently pursuing her doctorate.Humaira Farah stated,”In the year 2005, I heard, the PCB was setting up a women’s wing and that is when I decided to pursue umpiring.

“I am rather confident of creating a large title and inspiring different umpires. I Would like to emulate Aleem Dar and I look around Ahsan Raza. With girls happening at the PCB setup, I believe more umpires will emerge.

Through the efforts of the PCB, women cricket has become popular across the country and there are more opportunities in the field than before. Gradually we will see more women entering the fray and that will only help in increasing the standard further.”Humaira is the only one in her family. She owes her success.

Girls sport was limited to university and college degrees when she was able to play with. However, in the year’s girls sport cricket, has been professional and she’s thankful that PCB has played a part in this regard.


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