Bismah Maroof has stepped down as Pakistan women’s team captain, Pakistan Cricket Board announced today (1). But she will remain available for selection as a player.
Maroof became Pakistan’s all-format captain in September 2017 and Under her captaincy, Pakistan won 16 out of 34 ODIs, while they were also victorious in 27 out of 62 T20Is.
“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.” Bismah Maroof said.
“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.”
Bismah Maroof ’s replacement will be announced in due course.