Earlier today, 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.
Najam Sethi, chair of PCB Management Committee, congratulated Maroof on her achievements, adding, “I congratulate and thank Bismah Maroof for her services as the captain of the national women’s side. Bismah has been an inspiration for millions of girls and has been a catalyst for a positive change. With her immense dedication and hard work, she has shown that women can continue to follow their passions and dreams.
I have accepted resignation of @maroof_bismah Captain of Pakistan Women’s National Team. She wants to make way for a younger colleague. But happily she will continue to play for Pakistan and bring laurels for her country.
— Najam Sethi (@najamsethi) February 28, 2023
“She has always put her country before herself and that is underscored by how she has offered to help in smoothening the leadership transition ahead of an exciting and jam-packed season. I am sure her presence in the Pakistan dressing room will continue to be a source of inspiration to our young cricketers and she will continue to serve Pakistan with honour and pride as she has been doing since she was a teenager.”
Pakistan won 16 of 34 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 27 of 62 T20 Internationals while she was the captain.