Bismah replaces Sana as Pakistan women’s ODI captain – Newspaper


LAHORE: The overhaul of the Pakistan girls’s cricket continued within the wake of its dismal efficiency on this 12 months’s World Cup with Sana Mir axed because the One-day Worldwide captain and Bismah Mahroof named her successor.

That was one among a number of selections introduced by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) by way of a press launch right here on Saturday.

Pakistan ended winless within the World Cup in England, shedding some matches from profitable positions because of some incorrect resolution of Sana and the workforce administration.

Sana, nonetheless, has been retained as a member of the workforce which can be led by Bismah, who was already Pakistan’s Twenty20 captain.

Group supervisor Ayesha Ashar although not solely survived the revamp however was promoted to run the ladies’ wing as its interim head instead of Shamsa Hashmi until a brand new normal supervisor is appointed.

Head coach Sabih Azhar, for whom the World Cup was his first task, had earlier been changed by New Zealand’s Mark Coles and on Saturday the choice committee headed by Mohammad Ilyas, shaped simply two months previous to the World Cup, was disbanded.

That comes regardless of the choice committee having inducted some new faces together with Diana Beg, Nasra Sidhu, Ghulam Fatima, Naheeda Khan and Ayesha Zafar who confirmed good potential in the course of the World Cup.

“Following a evaluation of the present girls’s cricket construction, the PCB has reviewed the related experiences of coach, captain, chief selector and supervisor and has interviewed the supervisor, captain and normal supervisor girls’s cricket and has taken [these] selections to deal with the decline within the efficiency of the workforce,” the PCB said in its press launch.

Whereas Shamsa, Ayesha and Sana met with PCB chairman Najam Sethi, Director Cricket Haroon Rashid and Chief Working Officer (COO) Subhan Ahmad on Friday, it’s fascinating to notice that no such assembly happened with Ilyas.

Sacking Shamsa is perhaps problematic for the PCB as she was a daily worker and to take away her, the cricket’s governing physique has to serve her a cost sheet to elucidate her place.

“These are effectively thought out selections taken after a complete inner evaluation,” Sethi stated. “I’m hopeful that we are going to rework girls cricket right into a well-knit unit each on subject and on the administration degree.

“Sana Mir has nice contributions in the direction of girls’s cricket in Pakistan. She has led the workforce with nice respect and had at all times used her greatest skills to serve the workforce.”

Printed in Daybreak, October 1st, 2017

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