Saturday, 25 March, 2023

Bismah steps down as Pakistan skipper

Pakistan Cricket Board announced that Bismah Maroof has decided to relinquish her position as the skipper of the Pakistan women’s team, but would remain available for selection as a player, reports ICC. Maroof became Pakistan skipper in September 2017. She had the best win/loss ratio amongst all the regular players to lead the country in ODIs and T20Is. Under her captaincy, Pakistan won 16 out of 34 ODIs, while they were also victorious in 27 out of 62 T20Is. Maroof spoke about her

decision, stating, “It has been an honour for me to captain my country and I feel fortunate to have led an incredible and hardworking bunch of cricketers. It has been one exciting ride, which has been full of highs and lows, but, at the end of the day, I will always be thankful to Almighty for providing me this opportunity.” “I am looking forward to continuing to play as a player and playing my role for the team.” Najam Sethi, chair of PCB Management Committee, congratulated Maroof on her

achievements, adding, “I congratulate and thank Bismah Maroof for her services as the captain of the national women’s side.” PCB stated that the new skipper will be announced in due course.