Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Honors Undefeated Deaf Cricket Team

The undefeated deaf cricket team, which has maintained its winning streak for an impressive 19 years, was accorded a warm reception at the Chief Minister’s office in Punjab. Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif extended a gracious invitation to the triumphant cricket team, winners of the Deaf World Cup, to join her at the office.

Displaying an exemplary gesture of inclusivity, Maryam Nawaz warmly greeted the players and even took the initiative to sit among them, engaging in conversation and praising their remarkable talent. To communicate effectively with the deaf players, she conversed in sign language, fostering a sense of camaraderie and appreciation for their achievements.

In a touching moment, the deaf cricketers paid tribute to prominent leaders including Quaid Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, and Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif by reciting their names in sign language. Touched by their gesture, Maryam Nawaz generously increased the monetary reward from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 5 lakh, recognizing their exceptional performance and dedication.

Responding to the heartfelt request of the deaf cricketers, Maryam Nawaz promptly directed the concerned authorities to allocate a cricket ground for their practice sessions. Furthermore, she instructed measures to facilitate employment opportunities for the deaf players within the government departments of Punjab, demonstrating her commitment to their holistic development.

During the ceremony, a model of the proposed cricket ground was presented to the Chief Minister, eliciting applause and encouragement from both Maryam Nawaz and the participants. This gesture symbolized the collective support and encouragement extended to the deaf players, inspiring them to continue their pursuit of excellence in cricket.

In a poignant moment, the deaf cricket team proudly presented the Dubai World Cup trophy to Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz, symbolizing their remarkable achievement on the international stage. Maryam Nawaz graciously accepted the trophy and expressed her admiration for their hard work and dedication.

To immortalize the memorable occasion, Maryam Nawaz graciously agreed to take group photos and individual snapshots with the players, further cementing the bond between the government and the sporting community. She also promised to arrange a meeting with Nawaz Sharif, further underscoring her unwavering support for the deaf cricket team and their aspirations.

The reception of the undefeated deaf cricket team at the Chief Minister’s office exemplifies Punjab’s commitment to inclusivity, recognition of talent, and support for the sporting endeavors of all its citizens. Through her actions and words, Maryam Nawaz has not only honored the achievements of the deaf players but also reaffirmed the government’s dedication to fostering a conducive environment for sports development in the province.