Abtaha Maqsood, 22, is the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman in Britain to play international cricket. She wants to encourage other young Muslim girls in Britain who are unable to play because of cultural or religious barriers to doing so. Moreover, Abtaha, whose parents hail from Lahore, Pakistan, was born in Glasgow on June 11, 1999.
Currently, she is playing for Birmingham Phoenix in the new 200-ball cricket tournament “The Hundred” in England. When Abtaha Maqsood was just 11 years old, she joined her local cricket club, “Poloc”. At the age of 12, she was selected to play for Scotland’s under-17 team against Ireland in a T20 tournament just four months after joining the club.
Source: The News