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PCB Announces Pakistan women’s squad for Asian Games 2023

Pakistan women’s squad for Asian Games 2023: Pakistan Cricket Board have announced the 15-member squad for the upcoming Asian Games 2023. The 19th Asian Games will be played between 23 September 2023 to 8 October 2023 in Hangzhou, China.

Pakistan women’s squad for Asian Games 2023

Pakistan women’s squad for Asian Games 2023: Nida Dar has been named as the captain of the Pakistan women’s squad for Asian Games 2023. Diana Baig makes a return to international cricket after recovering from a finger injury that she sustained in the third and final One-Day International against Australia in January this year.

Pakistan women’s team that have won gold medals in the last two editions, held in Guangzhou, China in 2010 and Incheon, South Korea in 2014, and will be aiming to win their hat-trick gold medal.

Squad: Nida Dar (captain), Aliya Riaz, Anoosha Nasir, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Nataliya Parvaiz, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Shawaal Zulfiqar, Sidra Amin, Syeda Aroob Shah and Umm-e-Hani

Player Support staff: Ayesha Ashhar (team manager), Mark Coles (head coach), Saleem Jaffer (bowling coach), Mauhtashim Rashid (fielding coach) and Rifat Gill (physiotherapist).

Nida Dar, the captain of Pakistan women’s squad for Asian Games 2023 says: “The Asian Games have witnessed some extraordinary moments for Pakistan women’s cricket, and it’s an immense privilege to be part of that history. As captain, I am confident in the abilities of my teammates, both the experienced ones and the exciting young talents. Together, we aim to create more unforgettable memories and clinch that third consecutive Gold.

“There’s a sense of pride and determination within our team as we head to the 19th Asian Games. We know the competition will be tough, but we have a strong belief in our skills and team spirit.

“It’s disheartening to hear that Bismah Maroof won’t be available to join the team due to the protocol of the organisers. As known her for years, I understand how much representing Pakistan means to Bismah.

“We have a team of incredibly talented and dedicated players who are ready to seize this opportunity and excel on the big stage. Each one of us is determined to give our absolute best and uphold the legacy of Pakistan women’s cricket in the Asian Games.”

Former captain Bismah Maroof has opted out of the Asian Games because of the event’s rules and regulations that do not allow athletes to carry their children.

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