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Sana Mir may lose captaincy to pay for Pakistan's poor performance in ICC Women's World Cup 2017

The Pakistan Women's cricket team has been under scrutiny as the team performed extremely poor in the World Cup and ended its run on Saturday with not a single win in the campaign.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, Karachi [Published on:17 Jul 2017, 6:43 PM IST]
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Sana Mir of Pakistan during a press conference following the Women's World Cup.Photo:GETTY IMAGES

Pakistan women cricket team's poor performance in ICC Women's World Cup in England is to cost huge to captain Sana Mir as she is likely to lose her captaincy as well as her place in the team. "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," quoted the Dawn. The Pakistan Women's cricket team has been under scrutiny as the team performed extremely poor in the World Cup and ended its run on Saturday with not a single win in the campaign.

The 15-run defeat at the hands of the struggling Sri Lankans on Saturday accounted to the seventh straight defeat faced by the Pakistan women team. The team had arrived home empty handed on Monday.

According to a PCB source, Sana Mir is likely to be replaced by all-rounder Bismah Maroof.

(With ANI Inputs). 

"As per my information, Sana will lose both captaincy and her place in the team. Bismah will be handed over the reins of the team's stewardship. She is a seasoned player and over the years has evolved into a dependable player," said the source.

25-year-old Bismah is Pakistan's second-most experienced player in ODIs after Sana.

Bismah, the middle order batsman, was ruled out of the prestigious event after she suffered a hand injury in Pakistan's match against England early in the tournament. She was replaced by in the squad by all-rounder Iram Javed.

The source said Sabih Azhar, the team's coach currently, is also likely to be replaced.