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Marina Iqbal becomes the first female commentator of Pakistan

Former Pakistan national women cricket team player, Marina Iqbal becomes the first female cricket commentator from the country.

Marina Iqbal, who played her last ODI against New Zealand Women in 2017, made her commentating debut during the Pakistan-Australia women’s cricket series held in Malaysia. Her commentating was highly praised by her colleagues and other cricketers.

Praises poured on Twitter when she was commentating for the first time from the Pakistani side. Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari was delighted to see women of Pakistan moving forward in the world of sports. She congratulated Marina with the feat.

Former captain of Pakistan men cricket team, Mohammad Hafeez also wished Marina the best of luck for her new career on Twitter.

According to Marina, she received the training for international commentary by Gavin Scovell, a British TV Presenter, and commentary trainer. She personally thanked him on her Twitter Handle.

Becoming a commentator for cricket is helping Marina stay close to her life’s passion which has always been cricket. And we as Pakistanis are delighted to see more commentators coming out of the country.

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