Pak women cricket team can beat Ki­wis: Chair­man PCB

Pakistan Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

LA­HORE—Chair­man, Pak­istan Cricket Board, Sha­har­yar M Khan said on Mon­day the Na­tional women cricket team is ca­pa­ble of beat­ing the hosts in its com­ing tour of New Zealand.

“This is the time for our women team to show con­sis­tency in the se­ries against Ki­wis women side in one day se­ries as well as in the only T20 match,” he said af­ter a meet­ing with the team at Na­tional cricket acad­emy. Also present was Gen­eral Man­ager, PCB Women Wing, Shamsha Kashmi.

Pak team which is de­part­ing for New Zealand will play five day one day in­ter­na­tion­als and a lone T20 match against the hosts. Women cap­tain, Sana Mir in­tro­duced the team mem­bers with the Chair­man PCB.

“The team is in good shape and it has the added ad­van­tage of beat­ing In­dia and Bangladesh in the T20 World Cup and what is needed an ex­hi­bi­tion of skills and tech­nique on part of play­ers to play pos­i­tive cricket dur­ing the tour of New Zealand.

Chair­man PCB urged the play­ers to re­main fo­cus dur­ing the se­ries and dis­play ex­em­plary dis­ci­pline on and off the field.

Sha­har­yar M Khan said PCB is tak­ing all out of mea­sures for the promotion of women cricket and en­sur­ing women teams par­tic­i­pa­tion in elite cricket tour­na­ment be­sides ar­rang­ing their se­ries with the dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

He con­grat­u­lated the for­mer test crick­eter ,Ba­sit Ali for tak­ing over the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the head coach of the team and ex­pressed the hope that the team will per­form to higher level un­der his coach­ing be­sides mak­ing use of his ex­per­tise and stand­ing in the game.

“New Zealand is a cricket lov­ing coun­try, win­ning and los­ing is part of the game, play good cricket and be com­pet­i­tive in all de­part­ments of the game; give off your best on the field,” he main­tained.

Fol­low­ing is the team, one day (Cap­tain) Sana Mir, (vice cap­tain) Bis­mah Ma­roof. T20 cap­tain , Bis­mah Ma­roof , (vice cap­tain) Jave­ria Wadood.

The team is , Sana Mir, Bis­mah Ma­roof, Jave­ria Wadood, As­mavia Iqbal, Nida Rashid Dar, Anam Amin, Sa­dia Yousaf, Ma­ham Tariq, Syeda Nain Abidi, Nahida Bibi, Aye­sha Za­far, Sidra Nawaz (W.K), Aliya Riaz, Iram Javed and Diana Baig. The Team of­fi­cials are,A yesha Ash­har , Man­ager, Ba­sit Ali, Head Coach, Azam Khan , Bat­ting Con­sul­tant, Ri­fat As­ghar Gill - Phys­io­ther­a­pist, Ibrar Ah­mad, Trainer, Muham­mad Zubair Ah­mad - Video An­a­lyst.—APP

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