Pakistan Cricket Board’s newly appointed director Alia Zafar has been very well received by all the members since her appointment. The board had taken a bold yet appreciation worth step by appointing the first-ever female director earlier this month.
The members unanimously approved the appointment of Alia Zafar as the director in the board of governors on November 10.
After her appointment, Alia finally went public to express what it feels like to be the director of the male-dominated members on the board. She asserted that she will ensure diversity in the board during her time as the director.
“Having a female in the board is absolutely great,” Zafar told ESPNcricinfo.
“There were no women earlier in the board and when you bring women to the table, the conversation becomes more diverse. When you are approaching any area, the balance comes naturally and that will certainly help. The biggest over-arching factor is that I am an independent member, which allows me to contribute with a free mind without any hesitation” she added.
Last year the PCB has revamped its whole constitution to manage all kinds of cricketing activities in the country. while framing its new constitution, the board altered the total number of cricket associations in the country from eight to three.
Talking about Alia, she has served as HR during her professional career and also acted as a consultant with the United Nations. Her love for cricket brought her to the PCB and eventually became the director.
“It’s not an employment relationship, so my contribution to the table will come with a focus to providing advice and a framework without any kind of pressure. This whole scenario changes if you are taking a pay, so for me it is a just a nationalistic element and I will bring my 26 years of working experience in every possible way to make a difference.” Alia said.