Saturday, August 13, 2022

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 tournament Sana’s thinking was negative. Sana only cares about the performance of Javeria Khan and Nain Abidi as if they are the only players who mattered.”

Azhar said “Ayesha has a dominating role. Most of the junior players are not satisfied with her and in the presence of three senior players, including Sana and Ayesha no junior player can come to the prominence.”

Sabih suggested that considering the 2021 Women’s World Cup “a young and talented player should be appointed as captain.”

With Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan already advocating a reshuffle of the women’s team and passing his suggestions to the new PCB set-up under Najam Sethi, it is likely that some new players be inducted in the women’s team.

Khan had also come out in the open against shambolic performance of the women’s team in the World Cup where they lost all seven group matches, even losing to lowly ranked Sri Lanka.

Sana has enjoyed a 12-year career and it is time she quits. Not all coaches can be wrong and not all of them can be disregarded.


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