Former Pakistan women’s team captain, Sana Mir has refused to attend the camp ahead for their New Zealand series in the UAE.
Pakistan is scheduled to play three-match ODI series followed by a four-match T20 series in their adopted home against the Kiwis from October 31st.
Mir wrote to her players that it was a tough year for all of them and she would not attend any camp or travel with the team until some mentioned issues are resolved in Pakistan women’s cricket.
“I am writing this to all of you so you may know it directly from me and no one else,” wrote Sana Mir. I won’t be coming to the camp or travel with the team unless some crucial issues regarding women’s cricket are addressed, which I have communicated to the top PCB management.”
It seemed like Mir wanted to take this decision earlier, but due to some crucial assignments of the women’s team such as World Cup qualifiers and Women World Cup 2017, she could not make the call.
“I couldn’t take this decision before as we were playing crucial tournaments like Qualifiers and World Cup, for which I wanted to be with the team.
“If we had not qualified for the ICC Championships, we would have been out of top international cricket for the next two years, this series against New Zealand is the part of the same Championship we qualified for in February,” she wrote.
Sana Mir accused the current women wing of compromising players’ respect, their mental and physical fitness and the merit.
“I believe this women wing management has compromised players’ respect, merit and physical and mental wellbeing,” she expressed.
She made it clear that she does not want to work in such a setup.
“I am not willing to work in this setup unless things change for the betterment of women cricket,” she concluded.
Earlier, former coach of Pakistan’s women team Sabih Azhar held Sana Mir for Pakistan’s disastrous performance. He wrote in his report that the team cannot grow unless Mir and team manager Ayesha Ashar are removed.