PSL Commentators are a large part of events off the field. And while we love all our commentators, the women commentators have our hearts for now … do not despair Ramiz Raja and Co. we are coming to you too, very soon!
1. Zainab Abbas
Without a doubt Zainab Abbas is one of the most popular female commentators of Pakistan. She has nearly two million followers on Twitter and half a million followers on Instagram. Zainab was born in Lahore, Pakistan to domestic cricketer Nasir Abbas and politician Andleeb Abbas. Zainab was certainly a hard worker from an early age. She holds an MBA degree in marketing and strategy from the university of Warwick, England.
Zainab also worked as a makeup artist at her own studio. Zainab later auditioned for a world cup cricket program. She has penned many sports related articles for Dunya News and Dawn. In addition, Zainab has also hosted sports program ‘Cricket Dewangi’ and ‘Sawaal Cricket Ka’. Zainab’s early success did not make her any less persistent and committed to her work. In 2019, she became the first Pakistani female presenter in the International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup.
We are enthralled to see Zainab once again light up the PSL stage and add her unique flavour to this year’s PSL.
2. Urooj Mumtaz
Urooj Fatima is someone we should all take ques from; her journey is an inspiration for women not only in Pakistan but around the globe. She was born in Karachi and holds a degree from the Fatima Jinnah Dental College. She played for the Pakistan’s national women’s cricket team and in Asia XI cricket team. Furthermore, she played as the captain in ICC Women’s World Cup 2009.
Urooj is a practicing Dentist. She also believes in women empowerment and has recently collaborated with beti which is a media program aimed at challenging misogyny. She promoted the campaign on her Instagram and twitter.
Urooj Mumtaz’s journey from Captain to commentator is a true example that success comes to those who work hard for it. All the PSL fans are eagerly waiting to see Urooj in PSL 6.
3. Sana Mir
Sana Mir hails from the hill stations of Abbottabad. She holds a Bachelors degree in statistics and economics. Like Urooj Fatima, Sana Mir was also a captain of her team. She played 226 international matches and captained 137 of them.
So proud we are!
Sana has called out female stereotyping publicly:
She continues to support meaningful causes through lending her voice where it matters:
And she’s excited for PSL 6!
We hope that PSL 6 proves to be as thrilling as other years. The whole nation is avidly waiting for our PSL commentators to guide us through the tournament & shine as they always do!
Zainab Mossadiq is an A level student. She has a passion for writing. She believes that through writing we are often able to convey the message we might never say and unveil a hidden side of ourselves. “Writing helps me unwind. It allows me to explore a different side of my personality and to forget what’s happening around me. I hope that through my writing I am able to bring a positive influence.”