Good news seems to keep rolling in for Pakistani cricket fans. Recently, Zainab Abbas, cricket host, and commentator announced that she will be part of the Sky Sports commentary panel for the upcoming tournament, The Hundred.
She will be part of an esteemed panel that features some of the best in the cricket industry. The panel includes include Andrew Flintoff, Dinesh Kartik, Kevin Pieterson, Stuart Broad, and Daren Sammy. Although Zainab has been part of several local tournaments, this will be the first time she would be working with an international organization like Sky Sports.
Zainab shared the news via her Twitter account and said she was thrilled with the recent development. It is an honor for her.
Thrilled to share that I will be making my debut for @SkyCricket @SkySports this summer while working on the England vs Pakistan series followed by presenting at the all new exciting tournament @thehundred – looking forward to working with a great team. https://t.co/tyILGfoOrH pic.twitter.com/XTWI8xHdHV
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) April 12, 2021
She is the only presenter to be selected from Pakistan and it is indeed a moment of great pride for Pakistan.
Zainab Abbas gets love from fans
As soon as Zainab shared the news on Twitter, she got a lot of love from her fans. These included some renowned personalities as well including Shadab Khan, Hajrah Khan and Hassan Ali.
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) April 12, 2021
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) April 12, 2021
Queen's at it again! Good luck! x
— Hajra Khan (@hajrakn) April 12, 2021
Super proud of you, Z. All the very best! 🙌
— Imran Ahmad Khan (@imranahmadkh) April 12, 2021
What a fantastic news Zainab, Mashallah 💕💕 you have made us proud, more success to you dear. The sky is the limit. 👏👏👏👏
— Aalia Rasheed (@aaliaaaliya) April 12, 2021
What is The Hundred?
The Hundred is a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament in England and Wales run by the England and Wales Cricket Board. It was originally scheduled to start in the summer of 2020 but postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each of the 68 games – 34 men and 34 women – will be shown live on Sky Sports The Hundred as well as on Sky Sports Mix, while all women’s matches and a significant number of men’s games will be streamed live on the Sky Cricket YouTube channel.