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Bismah Maroof Re-named as Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team Captain

Pakistan Women’s cricket team Captain: Pakistan Cricket Board re-appointed Bismah Maroof as the captain of the Pakistan Women’s cricket team for the 2022-23 season.

Bismah Maroof Named as Pakistan Women’s cricket team Captain

Pakistan’s 2022/23 season will be a packed one, starting from hosting Sri Lanka in Karachi for three T20Is and as many ODIs.

The side will then head for Belfast to play hosts Ireland and reigning T20 World Cup champions Australia in a tri-series from July 12-24 before moving to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games to be held from July 25 to August 8.

“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,” Maroof said after the announcement.

“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.”

Maroof expressed her gratitude to the PCB and her family for supporting her in coming back to cricket after giving birth to her daughter(Fatima) last year.

“I want to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for its immense support throughout my career and especially in helping me strike the right work-life balance after the birth of Fatima.

There was a time when I contemplated giving up on my passion of playing cricket, but the PCB ensured it never came to that with the introduction of the maternity policy, which has made the game as inclusive as it can be for the women in our country.

I also want to thank my family and especially my husband, Abrar, who has been a great support throughout my career, and has provided me encouragement to continue to play for Pakistan,” Maroof said.

“I want to congratulate Bismah Maroof on her retention as the leader of the national side,” said Head of Women’s cricket Tania Mallick.

“She has been an inspiration for women around the world with her demeanour on and off the field and I am sure our side will produce strong and consistent results in their leadership over the next year.”

Earlier, Maroof was named Pakistan captain in 2016. The 30-year-old has represented Pakistan in 115 ODIs and has amassed a total of 2793 runs at an average of 28.50. With the ball, she has scalped 44 wickets.

In T20Is, Bismah has played 108 matches and has scored 2225 runs, and has also scalped 36 wickets. The senior player has the highest score of 99 and has also stroked 26 fifties including both white-ball formats.

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