After over six years of serving as the team’s captain, Pakistan’s Bismah Maroof has retired from the position. At the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, the 31-year-old took over as team captain for the final time. Pakistan didn’t advance past the group stage of the tournament, losing three of its four group-stage games.
Bismah was chosen to lead Pakistan in all game formats in 2017. Nonetheless, even if she leaves her position, she will remain a player who can be selected. According to the PCB, her replacement will be announced when the time comes.
“Captaining my nation has been an honour for me, and I feel lucky to have done so while guiding an outstanding and devoted group of cricketers.
The journey has been thrilling and full of highs and lows, but at the end of the day, I will always be grateful to God for giving me this chance.
“I think this is the ideal time for me to step aside and support so we have a smooth transition,” said Bismah. “The new ICC Women’s Championship cycle is in its early stages, and the 2024 T20 World Cup is more than a year away.
“I am eager to carry on as a player and fulfil my responsibility to the team.”