Former captain of Pakistan’s women cricket team Sana Mir has been selected for the Asian Game Changer Award. Asia Society has selected Sana Mir for the award because of her prominent and outstanding performance in the sports.
“Asia Society is honouring Sana Mir, recognized as one of the world’s greatest cricket players and former captain of Pakistan’s national team, who has championed women’s participation in this male-dominated sport,” the statement from the Asia Society read.
The Asia Society annually honours game-changing leaders from a broad geographic range and varied backgrounds; this year marks the first time that all of the honorees are women. “Our 2019 Asia Game Changers are women who have truly championed gender equality while making enormous contributions to society and social structures within their home countries. They are inspiring agents of change who are building a better world — for women and for everyone — by changing the rules, changing the game, and challenging all of us to follow their lead.” Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran said.
The award ceremony will scheduled on October 24 in New York where six women will be honoured with their respective awards including Sana Mir.
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20 September, 2019