Pakistan’s Nida Dar is all set to make history

Pakistan’s Nida Dar is all set to make history

ISLAMABAD - All-rounder Nida Dar is the first female cricketer from Pakistan to play in an international league, having signed with the Sydney Thunder in the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL).

"This is the biggest league in the world and top-level cricket over here, [so] it is such an honour to represent Pakistan and I am here to improve more," Dar said.

Pakistan has only had a women's international team since 1997.

When Dar was growing up in the 1990s, religion prohibited women from playing sport in public link, prompting court cases and even death threats throughout the nation.

Pakistan has come a long way since then, with players like Dar continuing to push the boundary.

"Being a woman to come to Australia for the very first time, of course people will learn from me back home in Pakistan, so that's a big thing for me," Dar said.