Women’s League can help Pakistan find fresh talent: Tammy Beaumont is an actress
ISLAMABAD: Tammy Beaumont, a veteran batter on the England women’s cricket team, believes that a tournament like the women’s super league will help Pakistan discover new talent and adequately prepare players for international assignments.
The Englishwoman gave Geo an exclusive interview in which she advised the young girls to overcome their fear of failing and attempt new shots without hesitation.
“I see that a lot of young ladies who come in want to be flawless right away,” I observe. This shows that they seek to better their game and avoid making blunders. Several females will not even take some photographs because they are afraid that they will not be ideal. “I believe, just try everything, be alright with making errors, just make sure you take those lessons and learn from them and go on and become better each time,” she said when asked what advice she would give to future players.
Tammy Beaumont, 32, has represented England in 103 WODIs, 99 WT20Is, and seven women’s Test matches. As part of the soft launch of Pakistan’s own Women’s League, she is currently in Pakistan to play three exhibition matches on the PSL sidelines.
The seasoned cricketer stated that leagues are essential to the growth of cricket, and the Pakistan league is a positive step in that direction.
“When young players from nations that have had franchise leagues for a substantial length of time walk onto the national and international arena, they are immediately equipped to perform. They understand how it feels to play under pressure, what their strategies are, and where they’ll go when pressed. “I think that’s really big, and it’s great to see Pakistan agreeing to it as well,” she added.
“Alice Capsey, who burst onto the scene at the age of 16 and is currently batting at number three in a World Cup and performing extremely well, is an example of this even in England. Beaumont continued, “I think it’s really clear that franchise leagues can uncover talent that might not have gone through a normal pathway or worked its way up at the same time.”
She emphasized that franchise leagues can also assist girls in choosing sports as a career because they provide them with numerous opportunities to play and remain competitive.
“A few years ago, if a woman didn’t make her national team debut, she probably wouldn’t play for her country again until she was 23 or 24. They’d have to leave, look for a new job, and go to work. “And today, franchise leagues and other domestic structures mean that they stay in the game, and maybe they have a golden season that gets them in the squad,” she concluded.
She also praised Pakistan’s emerging talent and expressed the hope that players like Fatima Sana, Muneeba Ali, and Ayessha Naseem can motivate the next generation to begin playing cricket and try to follow in their footsteps.
She demanded having local hotshots for advancement of the game in country.
“It’s really important to have heroes from your own country. There must be a lot of really good talent emerging, in my opinion. You’ve had players like Bismah and Nida Dar for years, and you’ve brought in so many talented young players. I just hope that when I watch these matches at home, a girl of six, seven, or eight years old will think, “I want to be like my Muneeb Ali and pick up a bat or a ball for the first time and try to emulate them.”
The cricketer from England said of Pakistani newcomers, “These girls are just such great role models; they work so hard on and off the pitch, and you can see it they’re just desperate to learn.”
Tammy Beaumont said in response to a question that Fatima Sana just needs to add a little bit more consistency to her game.
The England top-order batter responded, “I don’t think women cricketers should be getting equal pay as men at this stage, but what they need more is equal opportunity and support,” when asked if women cricketers should be paid the same as men.
Shev”don’t believe we should be paid equally; the most important thing for me is equal opportunity and support; that’s always been a part of what I’ve been calling for,” she stated
I believe we aren’t making as much money right now. I believe the money will come in, but I also believe that many people, particularly those of my age, would still play cricket just to break even and live, as I do. For me, it’s about ensuring that we all have the best coaches, the best facilities, the same number of matches, and the same amount of advertising to draw fans in so that we can ultimately make the same amount of money.
Therefore, I believe it is a kind of byproduct, and I hope it will eventually occur; however, for the time being, my response is no because I do not believe we ought to be paid equally. But I believe that will occur in the near future,” she said.