PCB to decide on Sana Mir’s future as captain of the team
The Pakistani team ended their 2017 campaign on Saturday with yet another loss, their seventh straight loss and were back home on Monday.
Published - Jul 17, 2017 8:07 pm | Updated - Jul 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Pakistan Women’s cricket team captain Sana Mir may have to relinquish her captaincy, and may also retire from limited-overs cricket after Pakistan’s woeful performance in the ICC Women’s World Cup in England where they did not win a single match. As per latest reports, the team’s dismal performance in the tournament has prompted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)to review Sana’s worth in the team, both as a captain and player.
The Pakistani team ended their 2017 campaign on Saturday with yet another loss, their seventh straight loss and were back home on Monday. Pakistan was the only team in the tournament which could not win a single match. Following this, a source in PCB revealed that the board will take a decision on Mir’s career the next week.
“She (Sana) failed to lead Pakistan in a proper way. Her own performance too was not satisfactory. The board is likely to take a decision next week about her future role in the team,” a source in Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told APP on Monday.
Bismah Maroof may take over from Mir
The source, as per geo.tv, also said that all-rounder Bismah Maroof is likely to be the next captain of the team.
“As per my information, Sana will lose both captaincy and her place in the team. Bismah will be handed over reigns of team’s stewardship. She is a seasoned player and over the years has evolved into a dependable player,” he said.
After Sana, it is Bismah who is the most experienced player in the team. The 25-year-old was not a part of the World Cup because of an injury she sustained in the game against England. The source also hinted that Sabih Azhar, the coach of the team, is also likely to lose his job.
“The team displayed a poor show in all the areas under him. He was not appointed coach on permanent basis. And during his short stint with the team he failed to impress,” he added.