Mir loses Pakistan captaincy

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The Pakistan Cricket Board have begun enacting an overhaul of their women’s team removing ODI captain Sana Mir and replacing her with Bismah Maroof.

The general manager of the team and the selection committee have also fallen foul of the PCB who were disappointed with the team’s winless return from the 2017 World Cup.

Maroof was already the T20I skipper.

It is unclear at this stage if Sana Mir will be selected but the PCB have said she will be considered.

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PCB chairman Najam Sethi said: “The decisions have been taken to address the decline in the performance of women’s team.

“These are well thought-out decisions taken after a comprehensive internal review. I am hopeful that we will transform women’s cricket into a well-knit unit both on the field and at the management level.

“Sana Mir has made great contributions towards Pakistan’s women cricket. She has played an instrumental role for women’s cricket in Pakistan. She has led the team with great respect and had always used her best abilities to serve the women’s team.”

Mir had been the captain of the side since 2009 notching 72 ODIs and 65 T20Is as skipper.


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