Sana Mir's Captaincy Discontinued, Pakistan Board Hand Over The Crown To Bismah Maroof

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| September 30 , 2017 , 19:37 IST

Following the women team's disappointing performance in World Cup under the captaincy of Sana Mir, Pakistan Cricket Board has decided to take the chances and removed the bowler as the team's skipper for further matches.

The announcement came as a surprise on September 30, followed by some more changes in the structure of the team as decided by the management. Bismah Maroof has been appointed to lead the team in the ODI format.

Maroof is already leading the team in T20. Mir has created history on many occasions while playing for the team. Not just she attains the 6th rank in ODI Bowlers of the world but is also the first ever Pakistani woman to take 100 wickets in the ODIs. 

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The team's reconstruction also included the removal of Shamsa Hashmi as the general manager of the women's wing. The selection committee led by Mohammad Ilyas has also been disbanded. 

Team's long-standing manager, Ayesha Ashar has also been relieved of her duties. Though, she was kept at an interim post in the women's wing until a new general manager is appointed.

The PCB chairman, Najam Sethi quoted, "The decisions have been taken to address the decline in the performance of women's team."

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"These are well thought out decisions taken after a comprehensive internal review. I am hopeful that we will transform women's cricket into a well-knit unit both on the field and at the management level," he added.

While praising the former captain, Sethi said, "Sana Mir has made great contributions towards Pakistan's women cricket. She has played an instrumental role for women's cricket in Pakistan. She has led the team with great respect and had always used her best abilities to serve the women's team."