Malala trophy for Pakistan U-21 women
The Pakistan Cricket Board has named the country's Under-21 women's tournament after activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient Malala Yousafzai in an effort to encourage girls to take up the game.
"PCB has decided to honour Malala, Pakistan's young Nobel laureate for peace 2014, by naming its inaugural Under-21 national women cricket championship 2014-2015 after her," a PCB release said.
PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said he hoped the move would give female cricketers "inspiration and stimulus to excel".
"Our women cricketers have gradually picked up and only last month the women's team has retained the Asian Games gold at Incheon," he was quoted as saying by AFP.
The tournament is scheduled to be held in December with 12 regional teams taking part.