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‘You need strong not smooth arms on the field’ says Sana Mir

Former Pakistan women cricket team captain Sana Mir evoked a positive response from the social media mongers after she posted a powerful message for aspiring female athletes saying you need to be strong, not flawless to win on the field. Referring to a popular brand's TVC where the concern was more about how she looked rather than her skill, deeply unsettled the national star. "The worst thing is that instead of sending a message to young girls that the colour or texture of their skin does not matter, we are promoting…

Pakistan Women beat Sri Lanka in first T20I

COLOMBO: Pakistan kept up their winning run in Sri Lanka, following up their 3-0 win in the ICC Women’s Championship one-day international series with a one-wicket win with one ball left in the first of three Twenty20 Internationals on Wednesday. Asked to bat first, Sri Lanka finished at 124/6, Anushka Sanjeewai, the opener, and Nilakshi de Silva, the No.7, doing most of the scoring. Pakistan’s reply seemed to be on track for the longest time, but they went from 79/2 in the 12th over to 127/9 at the start of the final…

Bismah, Sana seal series win for Pakistan women

DAMBULLA: Skipper Bismah Maroof’s 89 and Sana Mir’s 4-20 guided Pakistan Women to a 94-run victory over Sri Lanka Women in the three-match ODI series of the second ICC World Championship at Dambulla. The victory gave Pakistan an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series, after they had won the first ODI by 69 runs. Opting to bat, Pakistan put up a competitive total of 250/6, Bismah was supported by contributions from Nida Dar (38) and Nahida Khan (29). Sana contributed with the bat as well scoring 25-ball 27 including…

Bisma named Pakistan Women Cricket team’s new captain

LAHORE: Bisma Maroof has been named new ODI captain of Pakistan Woman Cricket team to replace Sana Mir, a cricket board statement said on Saturday.  The decision has been taken after the team's disappointing performance in the ICC Women's World Cup. According to a statement issued by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Bismah Maroof has been given the captaincy of the women cricket team for One Day format in addition to her current position as T20 captain. "Sana Mir has been replaced as Captain of Pakistan women team in…

You don’t become champion only by achieving results: Sana Mir responds to criticism

Pakistan women team skipper Sana Mir on Thursday wrote an open letter in a bid to clear the air about their dismal performance in the Women World Cup 2017. In this letter she stressed on realizing the fact that losing is also part of the game and that every defeat held a lesson in it to push you forward. She also addressed the recent scathing remarks of her coach that appeared in media. She started off saying, “There is no shame in losing; there is only shame in not giving your 100%.” “Sports should have taught us…

Sana, seniors responsible for WWC defeat, says coach

LAHORE: Captain Sana Mir, senior players and team manager Ayesha Asher are responsible for all-defeat show in the Women's World Cup, coach of the national women's cricket team Sabih Azhar has said in a report. Azhar, who gallantly took up challenge to help the team barely a month before the mega event, blamed the team's defeat in the mega event on Captain Sana Mir, some players and manager Ayesha Asher in his report. "There is a nexus existing in the women's team.” "They do what they want and throughout the…

Sana Mir likely to lose captaincy after dismal World Cup show

Sana Mir’s position as the Pakistan skipper as well as her place in the team is in danger after the national women’s side disastrous show in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup in England. “She (Sana) failed to lead Pakistan in a proper way. Her own performance too was not satisfactory. The board is likely to take a decision next week about her future role in the team,” a source in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was quoted as saying by APP on Monday. Pakistan ended their forgettable World Cup campaign on Saturday after…

Celebrating Pakistani women who earned name against all odds

KARACHI: International Women's Day is being observed across the world including Pakistan on 8th March (today). The aim of the day is to recognize the importance of woman and highlight awareness of their rights. There are no two opinions that women have equally contributed to the Pakistani society alongside their male counterpart. Women have played a vital role whether it be in the fields of politics, medicine, sports, education or agriculture. In this listicle, we shall be taking a look at several prominent Pakistani…

Women’s World Cup Qualifiers: Sana Mir leads Pakistan to win over Scotland

COLOMBO: Captain Sana Mir's five-wicket haul helped Pakistan beat Scotland by six wickets in their ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier game at Colombo on Monday, ARY News reported. Scotland won the toss and chose to bat first. Batting first, Scotland managed just 91 runs on the board as they were all out in 39.1 overs. Kathryn Bryce, Elizabeth Priddle and Katie McGill scored 15, 12 and 11 runs respectively for the side. Pakistan's Sana Mir grabbed five wickets and conceded 14 runs in just 10 overs. Nashra Sandhu took…

Sana Mir becomes first Pakistani woman to take 100 ODI wickets

Pakistan women’s captain Sana Mir on Wednesday became the first woman cricketer from the country to reach 100 wickets in One Day Internationals (ODI). She achieved the milestone during the Women’s World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh being played in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Pakistan won the match 67 runs. The 31-year-old is now the 15th player overall to reach the 100-wicket landmark, and just the sixth woman to complete the double of taking 100 wickets and scoring 1,000 runs in ODI cricket. Sana secured two wickets …