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Bismah Maroof retained the role of Pakistan’s female skipper for the 2022-23 season

Lahore [Pakistan]May 12 (ANI): On Thursday the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that Bismah Maroof will continue to lead limited-over women’s national teams in the 2022-23 season.

The Pakistani women’s team had a horrible run at the 2022 World Cup in New Zealand as they could only win one of seven Italian matches and were eliminated in the championship stage.

Pakistan is gearing up for an action-packed season in which they will play at least 25 games with the ICC Women’s T20 Asian Cup and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup schedules to be announced.

Their season begins by hosting Sri Lanka in Karachi for three T20Is and three ODI in what will be the first time that the ICC Women’s Championship matches will be held in Pakistan starting later this month.

Bismah’s team will then go on to play against the hosts of Ireland and the Australian champions in a triangular T20I series from 12-24 July before moving to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games to be held from 25 July to 8. August.

“It is truly an honor for any cricketer to be the captain of their country and it is a great privilege for me to continue in this role. The 2022-23 cricket season is the busiest for the Pakistani women’s team and we are excited and prepared for the challenges it presents, “said Bismah Maroof in a PCB release.

In October, the Irish women will make their first ever visit to Pakistan for three T20Is and as many ODI, including matches in the ICC Women’s Championship, after which they will participate in the Women’s T20 Asia Cup. They then travel to Australia for three T20Is and three ODI, the first games of the away cycle of the ICC Women’s Championship of Pakistan, in early 2023 and play at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February in South Africa.

“Every match of the next season is important to us as a team as the bilateral ODI will determine whether we will qualify for the next ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and the T20Is will offer us the opportunity to prepare for the all-important T20 World Cup in February 2018. next year, “she added.

“I want to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for their immense support throughout my career and especially for helping me find the right work-life balance after Fatima was born. There was a time when I thought about giving up. my passion for cricket, but PCB has ensured that it never comes to that with the introduction of the maternity policy, which has made the game as inclusive as possible for women in our country, ”said Maroof.

Bismah is the only Pakistani cricket player with 5,000 international races. She took over the reins of the T20I team in 2016 and was named ODI captain after the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. (ANI)

Bismah Maroof retained the role of Pakistan’s female skipper for the 2022-23 season

SourceBismah Maroof retained the role of Pakistan’s female skipper for the 2022-23 season

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