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Bismah Maroof resigns as Pakistan skipper


The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that Bismah Maroof has decided to step down as captain of the Pakistan women’s team but will still be available for selection as a player.

Maroof took over as Pakistan’s captain in September 2017. She had the best win/loss record of any regular player for the country in ODIs and T20Is.

Pakistan won 16 of 34 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 27 of 62 T20 Internationals while she was the captain.


Maroof spoke about her decision, stating, “It has been an honour for me to captain my country and I feel fortunate to have led an incredible and hardworking bunch of cricketers. It has been one exciting ride, which has been full of highs and lows, but, at the end of the day, I will always be thankful to Almighty for providing me this opportunity.

“With the new ICC Women’s Championship cycle in its initial stages and the 2024 T20 World Cup more than a year away, I think this is the right time for me to step down and help so we have a smooth transition.

“I am looking forward to continuing to play as a player and playing my role for the team.”