LAHORE – Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday confirmed Bismah Maroof will proceed to steer the nationwide ladies’s limited-overs groups within the 2022-23 season.
Pakistan are gearing up for an action-packed bumper season wherein they may play, at the least, 25 matches with the schedules for the ACC Ladies’s T20 Asia Cup and ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup to be introduced.
Their season begins by internet hosting Sri Lanka in Karachi for 3 T20Is and three ODIs in what would be the first occasion of ICC Ladies’s Championship matches being staged in Pakistan from later this month.
Bismah’s workforce will then head for Belfast to play hosts Eire and champions Australia in a T20I triangular collection from 12-24 July earlier than they transfer to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Video games to be held from 25 July to eight August.
Just like the ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup 2022, Bismah will journey to Belfast and Birmingham along with her daughter Fatima and mom with the Pakistan Cricket Board sharing the journey, lodging and boarding bills in step with its Parental Help Coverage.
In October, Eire ladies will make their first-ever go to to Pakistan for 3 T20Is and as many ODIs, additionally ICC Ladies’s Championship matches, after which they may characteristic in ACC Ladies’s T20 Asia Cup. They then journey to Australia for 3 T20Is and three ODIs, Pakistan’s first away ICC Ladies’s Championship fixtures of the cycle, firstly of 2023 and play ICC Ladies’s T20 World Cup in February in South Africa.
Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof: “It’s actually an honour for any cricketer to captain their nation and it’s a nice privilege for me to proceed on this position. The 2022-23 cricket season is the busiest for Pakistan ladies’s facet and we’re excited and equipped for the challenges it presents.
“Each match within the upcoming season is vital for us as a workforce as bilateral ODIs will decide whether or not we qualify for the subsequent ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup and the T20Is present us alternatives to arrange for the all-important T20 World Cup in February subsequent 12 months.
“I need to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for its immense assist all through my profession and particularly in serving to me strike the correct work-life steadiness after the start of Fatima. There was a time after I contemplated giving up on my ardour of taking part in cricket, however the PCB ensured it by no means got here to that with the introduction of the maternity coverage, which has made the sport as inclusive as it may be for the ladies in our nation. I additionally need to thank my household and particularly my husband, Abrar, who has been an excellent assist all through my profession, and has offered me encouragement to proceed to play for Pakistan.”
Head of Ladies’s cricket Tania Mallick: “I want to congratulate Bismah Maroof on her retention as the leader of the national side. 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.”
Bismah made her Pakistan debut at 15 in opposition to India in an ODI at Jaipur in December 2006. She is the one Pakistan ladies cricketer with 5,000 worldwide runs. She took reins of the T20I facet in 2016 and was named the ODI captain after the 2017 ICC Ladies’s Cricket World Cup.