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Humaira Farah

Humaira Farah

First Pakistani female cricket umpire
Humaira Farah
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Intro First Pakistani female cricket umpire
Is Referee Cricket umpire
From Pakistan
Type Sports
Gender female
Education
University of the Punjab
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Biography

Humaira Farah (Urdu :حمیرا فرح) is the first Pakistani female cricket umpire.

Early life

Humaira's passion for sports began from her childhood, as she spend most of her childhood riding bikes and flying kites. Later she completed her intermediate and graduation from government college for women in Baghbanpura Lahore.

Career

During her college days she also took part in a women hockey tournament which was conducted in Hyderabad in which she was declared 'the best player'. Moreover, during Zia Ul Haq era in 1985 she was chosen to represent Pakistan's Railway Women Hockey Team. Throughout her struggle she was supported by her mother. Her eldest brother persuaded her to obtain a master's degree in Sport Sciences from Punjab University and she eventually topped in university. Later she did Bachelors in Education from Allama Iqbal Open University.

Recognition

Humaira worked as a sports administrator for 28 years in Lahore Garrison University. Furthermore,in 2005 Humaira attended umpiring courses before appearing for exam and she was among the four women who successfully passed that exam. She was the only one who passed both PCB Panel 1 and 2 exam the same year PCB formed its women's wing. She also officiated in 170 matches at different levels and umpired more than 150 matches. She is currently working as a Sports Director at Lahore Garrison University and is obtaining a doctorate in sport sciences. Together with PCB Pakistan was able to defeat West Indies for the first time in one day International series and South Africa.

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