Bismah Maroof resigns as Pakistan team captain after World Cup debacle
March 1, 2023 10:25 AM
Pakistan women's cricket team captain Bismah Maroof has resigned from her position as skipper after Pakistan poor showing in the recently-concluded T20 World Cup which was played in South Africa, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi said he has accepted Bismah’s resignation.
In a tweet posted early Wednesday, Najam Sethi said he accepted Bismah's resignation, stating that she wants to make way for a younger colleague.
However, the left-hander will stay available as a normal player for Pakistan and "bring laurels for her country", Sethi added.
Pakistan's women's team won 27 out of 62 T20Is while losing 32 under Bismah's leadership. While in ODIs Pakistan won 16 out of 34 matches under Bismah's captaincy.
Bismah represents Pakistan in an all-rounder capacity, batting left-handed and bowling right-arm leg-break. In June 2022, Bismah became the highest run-scorer for the Pakistani women's cricket team in both ODI and T20I formats.
In her 17-year-long career so far, she has scored 3110 runs in 124 ODIs, with an average of 30.2. While in T20Is, Bismah has scored 2658 runs in 132 games at an average of 27.1.