Multan Sultans have become the first Pakistani T20 franchise to hire a female general manager after Hijab Zahid was signed on by the team.

28-year-old Hijab Zahid is now the youngest GM in franchise history and also the only female appointed as the head of any T20 franchise in the world.

She is currently director of Grassroots Cricket and will replace outgoing GM Haider Azhar. She has been in the director position at Grassroots Cricket since the start of this year.


Hijab Zahid has a Masters degree in Project Management. She also served Islamabad United as media manager.

This news was shared on X (formally known as Twitter) by Ali Tareen who has co-owned the Multan Sultan with his uncle Alamgir Khan till 2021. Now he takes full control over the franchise after the death of his uncle in July.

Ali Tareen said ,”She is the most qualified general manager among all PSL sides”. More he said that He will also hire three female coaches before the next PSL (Pakistan Super League).

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Hijab Zahid said, “ It is totally harder to take authority as female, also much harder for men to take direction from women”.