The founder of women’s cricket in Pakistan, Tahira Hameed passed away at the age of 85 in Karachi. She was the pioneer of women’s cricket in Pakistan and she founded women’s cricket in Pakistan in 1975.
According to media reports, Tahira Hameed was considered one of the greatest figures in Pakistani women’s sports. She was known for showing her athletic skills at different national-level sporting events.
Tahira Hameed also represented Pakistan in Wimbledon twice from 1952 to 1956. She was the sister of former Test fast bowler Farooq Hameed and Major Babar Hameed.
The first secretary-general of the Pakistan Olympic Association, S A Hameed was the father of Tahira Hameed.