The Pakistan national women's cricket team
is a professional cricket
team that represents Pakistan
in international women's cricket
The concept of Women's cricket
was first introduced in Pakistan by sisters Shaiza
and Sharmeen Khan in 1996. They were subsequently met with court cases and even death threats. The government refused them permission to play India
in 1997 and ruled that women were forbidden from playing sports in public due to the religious issues.
However, Pakistan first appeared in women's cricket in 1997 and playing against New Zealand
. They lost all three One Day International
matches on that tour, but they were still invited to take part in the Women's Cricket World Cup
later that year in India
. They lost all five matches in the tournament and finished last, out of the eleven teams in the competition. The following year, Pakistan toured Sri Lanka
and played three One Day International matches, losing all of their matches and played in their first Test match
, which they also lost.
In 2000, Pakistan toured Ireland
for a five match One Day International series against Ireland
. They lost the Test match by an innings
inside two days and the One Day International series 4-0, with one match interrupted by rain. Their first international win, in their 19th match, came against the......