Pakistan girls’s cricket skipper Bismah Maroof takes indefinite go away ‘as motherhood beckons’

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Pakistan Women’s Cricket workforce skipper Bismah Maroof. — AFP/File

The captain of Pakistan girls’s cricket workforce, Bismah Maroof, on Friday mentioned she was taking an indefinite break from cricket “as motherhood beckons”.

“I am delighted to announce that I am entering a new chapter in my life as motherhood beckons,” the previous captain mentioned in a Twitter put up.

“I would like to wish the Pakistan women’s team the very best as I take an indefinite break from cricket. Request for prayers and support. Thank you,” she added.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) congratulated the skipper and wished her good luck for the brand new chapter in her life.

“Congratulations Bismah! We wish you and your family the very best as you enter this new phase of your life,” it wrote, in response to her tweet.

Maroof made her debut for Pakistan in December 2006 and has represented the nation in 108 one-day internationals (ODI) and as many T20Is with a batting common of round 27 in each codecs.

The 29-year-old has had the honour to guide the ICC Women’s Global Development Squad again in 2019.

Last yr, earlier than the home season had kicked off, the administration had named her because the captain for each codecs.

Following Maroof’s engagements within the begin of this yr, Javeria Khan had led Pakistan towards South Africa.

The PCB had introduced expertise and health coaching on the DHA Sports Club Moin Khan Academy in Karachi, nevertheless it didn’t title Maroof within the gamers who’re invited.

In this state of affairs, Javeria Khan stays the absolute best candidate for the following worldwide fixtures.