Squad for South Africa Tour
Captain Javeria Khan
Khan (captain), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz,
Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig,
Fatima Sana, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nahida Khan,
Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal,
Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Syeda Aroob Shah.
New Contracts (June 2020)
Category A – Bismah
and Javeria Khan.
Category B – Aliya Riaz, Diana Baig and Sidra Nawaz.
Category C – Anam Amin, Nahida Khan, Nida Dar and Omaima Sohail.
In addition 7 players have been granted a 'emerging
Pakistan Appoint New Coach
Check this excellent article on Sana Mir
...and this on the
Birth of Women's Cricket in Pakistan
An Open Letter from Sana Mir
[As a response to this Report]
There is no shame in losing;
there is only shame in not giving your 100%.
Sports should have taught us
this lesson much earlier if we had played it in its true essence and
the right spirit. Champions are made through the process of preparing
and playing and the struggles they endure in their journey towards
their goals. You do not become a champion only by achieving results. A
Champion is an individual who can get back up from one failure to face
the next challenge; who is ready to analyse and improve him/herself
and is ready to work harder next time.
Of course everyone who has
watched women's cricket and given attention to it in the last 3-4
years have felt disappointment with our run in the World Cup 2017. We
as players are gutted too. We have also worked really hard to put up
the fights we did. We feel so disappointment for not crossing the line
to the winning side at least in four matches of this tournament.
I would have preferred not to
have had this conversation through the media but since a confidential
report by the coach and comments by GM Women Wing and Chairman PCB
have been making headlines, I feel obliged to give a short response to
clarify some issues from my point of view.
My coordination with the coach
suffered when I insisted on playing Diana Baig, who was in absolutely
great form. That was our major disagreement. Diana is talented and was
in great form in the WWC 2017.
My fight was to play a youngster
in the team who is ready for international cricket. I don't regret it.
Moreover, we suffered defeats in
this World Cup as spinners with the new ball penetrated our top order
consistently in each game, specially left arm spinners. We are also
still short of players who can perform under pressure.
We should be talking about
cricketing problems we need to address, in a constructive and
professional manner, rather than personalising issues.
I do want to add that
journalists are free to ask junior players about our attitude towards
them. No one can have a 100% record but it's disheartening to see a
coach maligning the senior players who have been giving confidence and
guidance to youngsters for so long.
A player's primary job is to
perform. They can facilitate the growth of other players but it's the
job of the system to work on new players.
I am not a perfect captain nor
have I claimed it anywhere
or that we are the perfect
team. But I would have appreciated it if the coach would have stood by
the team like other coaches did.
I want to make it clear I don't
intend to continue in the future with the current setup of the Women’s
Wing in any capacity. Having said that I would still be sharing a
detailed report with all of you to improve women's cricket once I get
back by the end of August In sha Allah.
I would also like to thank the
fans who have been supportive and patient in this tough time.
I would also like to thank my
family and friends who have been my strength throughout my journey.
New Coach for Pakistan
|Sana Mir (captain - ODIs)
Quote: "My father said, we’ve got thousands
of engineers in Pakistan
but we’ve got very few women
cricketers, so go and just live your dream."
Squad for World Cup 2017
Syeda Nain Fatima Aabidi,
Sidra Nawaz (Wkt
Sana Mir (Captain)
Asmaviiya Iqbal Khokhar,
Sabih Azhar (Coach)
Asmavia Iqbal hat trick goes unremarked!!!
Asmavia took a wicket with the 5th and 6th
ball of her 3rd over
(10th over of the innings) and a wicket off the 1st ball of her 4th over
(20th of the innings)
in the match against England at Loughborough. This
was the first ever IT20
Nain Abidi drives square during the match between
and England, World Cup, Sydney, 2009
Photo Gallery for match pictures of Pakistan