Forest Gate sportswoman honoured for support of girls’ cricket

Sir Stephen Hillier KCB, CBE, Chief of Air Staff, Saba Nasim BEM, Paresh Davda, Founder & CEO Ration

Sir Stephen Hillier KCB, CBE, Chief of Air Staff, Saba Nasim BEM, Paresh Davda, Founder & CEO Rational FX. Picture courtesy of Punjab2000 - Credit: Punjab2000

A young woman who has relentlessly promoted cricket to girls at a grassroots level has been honoured at a top awards ceremony.

Forest Gate resident and Redbridge Rangers’ cricket coach Saba Nasim won the Achievement in the Community award at the 17th Asian Achievers Awards.

The 29-year-old, who received a BEM (British Empire Medal) from the Queen earlier this year, said the ceremony on September 22 was a fantastic way to recognise the many Asian people who contribute to society every day.

She said: “I was up against some really good nominees so to be recognised in this way feels great.

“I hope to inspire the next generation of young females to take up the sport whether it be playing, coaching or officiating it.”


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The solicitor has already received a raft of awards for her work in girls’ cricket.

She thanked Wanstead Cricket Club, Essex County Cricket Board and the Chance to Shine charity for their support.

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