Women ‘A’ team is need of the hour: Urooj Mumtaz

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Former women cricketer Urooj Mumtaz backed Mark Coles for establishing A team for women to expand the players’ pool for the national team.

Urooj while talking to the media in Karachi said that the team doesn’t have players in back up that is why they are relying on seniors. “We have to increase our players’ pool by giving immense opportunities to the young cricketer,” she said.

Urooj, being a member of PCB’s cricket committee, said that she had a meeting with chairman Ehsan Mani to discuss about Pakistan A team for women.

On Pakistan’s defeat in the first T20I against West Indies by 71 runs, Urooj said that the players must have realised their mistakes and will try to make a strong comeback. “The execution of the plan was not up to the mark and I think players know all the things better than us,” she said.

Former captain stressed upon the need to change the mindset of people who think that women should not participate in sports.

“Girls come to us at the age of 17 and when you talk about international players so they start playing from the age of 8 to 9 which makes a huge difference in their techniques,” said Urooj.

To a query about preparation for Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, Urooj said that the players who are performing well are under consideration and the best possible squad would be developed for the upcoming event.

“Obviously, preparation for Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 is in our plan and we will try to develop a strong squad ahead of the event,” she said.

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