Events | Junior Section

Guest Speaker: Urooj Mumtaz Khan

12 Feb 2018

Former Captain of the Pakistan's Women's Cricket team, Urooj Mumtaz Khan, addressed the children of the Junior Section just a few days before their Annual Sports Day. Urooj Mumtaz Khan was Captain of the Pakistan Women's Cricket team from 2005- 2009. During this time, she met with severe defeat as well as incredible wins. Her  message was one of perseverance and hope as losing a match is not the end of the road. If you work hard and believe in yourself, then it is possible to get up and win the next day even if no one else believes you can. Her captaincy was a testament to this aspect of the game even during the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2009. Her talk, titled ‘Sports and Education' highlighted athletes such as Imran Khan and Michael Jordan who have pursued higher education as well as sports. Urooj Mumtaz Khan received her Masters degree from the University of Sheffield and is now a practicing dentist. Her talk also encouraged students to maintain a healthy balance of sports and studies