PCB retains Bismah Maroof as Pakistan captain for 2022-23 season

Says privilege to continue to lead my country
May 12, 2022
Photo: AFP
Photo: AFP

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has retained Bismah Maroof as captain of Pakistan Women’s team for the 2022-23 season.

The Women-in-Green are gearing up for an action-packed season in which they will play, at least, 25 matches with the schedules for the ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup to be announced.

They will host Sri Lanka in Karachi for three T20Is and three ODIs. This will be the first time ICC Women’s Championship matches are being staged in Pakistan.

“It is truly an honour for any cricketer to captain their country and it is a great privilege for me to continue in this role,” she said while speaking to PCB. “The 2022-23 cricket season is the busiest for Pakistan women’s side and we are excited and geared up for the challenges it presents.

“Every match in the upcoming season is important for us as a team as bilateral ODIs will determine whether we qualify for the next ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and the T20Is provide us opportunities to prepare for the all-important T20 World Cup in February next year,” she added.

Bismah made her Pakistan debut at 15 against India in an ODI at Jaipur in December 2006. She is the only Pakistan women cricketer with 5,000 international runs. She took reins of the T20I side in 2016 and was named the ODI captain after the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.


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