Asia Society announced that it will be honouring veteran Pakistani cricketer Sana Mir with the Asia Game Changer Award.
The Pakistani spinner will receive the award in New York on October 24.
“Our 2019 Asia Game Changers are women who have truly championed gender equality while making enormous contributions to society and social structures within their home countries,” Asia Society President and CEO Josette Sheeran said as quoted by the society’s website. “They are inspiring agents of change who are building a better world – for women and for everyone – by changing the rules, changing the game, and challenging all of us to follow their lead.”
Asia Society stated that Mir is recognised as one of the world’s best cricketers and has championed women’s participation in the male-dominated sport.
Mir said she was truly humbled to receive the accolade.
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) September 11, 2019
Mir is currently ranked fifth in the ICC Women’s ODI bowling rankings and is the only Pakistani woman to have occupied the number one spot.