In a surprise move, Bismah Maroof, the captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team, has resigned from her position following a disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup 2023 held in South Africa. The announcement was made by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a statement on Monday.
Bismah Maroof, who had been leading the Pakistan women’s cricket team since 2019, cited personal reasons for her decision to step down as the captain. She thanked the PCB, her teammates, and the fans for their support and wished the team all the best for the future.
The Pakistan women’s cricket team failed to make it past the group stage of the T20 World Cup 2023, winning just one out of their four matches. The team’s poor performance was widely criticized by fans and experts alike, with many calling for a change in leadership.
The PCB has yet to announce a replacement for Bismah Maroof as the captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team. However, several names are being floated as potential candidates for the role, including Javeria Khan and Nida Dar, who have both previously led the team.
The resignation of Bismah Maroof as the captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team is a major blow for the team, which is currently going through a rebuilding phase. However, it also presents an opportunity for new leadership to emerge and for the team to regroup ahead of their next major tournament.
The PCB has stated that they will be conducting a review of the team’s performance in the T20 World Cup 2023 and will be taking steps to address the issues that led to the team’s poor showing. The aim is to ensure that the Pakistan women’s cricket team is better prepared and more competitive in future tournaments.