Pakistan’s acclaimed cricket presenter Zainab Abbas will be making her debut with British sports channel Sky Sports this summer, as she is the first Pakistani female presenter to achieve this accolade in the cricketing field.
The 33-year-old made shared the news through her social media accounts, saying that she thrilled to embark on a new journey of her life. She expressed her utmost happiness and content with her recent accomplishment.
“Thrilled to share that I will be making my debut for @SkyCricket @SkySports this summer while working on the England vs Pakistan series followed by presenting at the all-new exciting tournament @thehundred – looking forward to working with a great team”, wrote Zainab.
Thrilled to share that I will be making my debut for @SkyCricket @SkySports this summer while working on the England vs Pakistan series followed by presenting at the all new exciting tournament @thehundred – looking forward to working with a great team. https://t.co/tyILGfoOrH pic.twitter.com/XTWI8xHdHV
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) April 12, 2021
Sharing the details about her new journey, Zainab told Geo News that she was approached by Sky Sports for one of their league’s called ‘The hundred’, in which the British channel wanted to include some global faces.
“I was honoured to receive this opportunity. Apart from achieving a personal milestone, I see this as a chance to make my country proud on international grounds,” Abbas remarked.
Other stars included in ‘The Hundred’ team of Sky Sports include Wasim Akram from Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara, Daren Sammy, Mel Jones, Andrew Flintoff, Kevin Pietersen, Stuart Broad, Tammy Beaumont, Dinesh Karthik, among few others.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) April 12, 2021
Zainab also said that it is not an easy task to grow as a female presenter in a field that is mainly dominated by men usually. The sportscaster shared that it wasn’t easy to make a place for herself, but passion and interest is what keeps her motivated and makes things easy.
From : pk.mashable.com