LAHORE: Pakistan’s senior cricketer Sana Mir has refused to attend the training camp or travel with the team unless the problems relating to women’s cricket are addressed.
Mir – in an email to her teammates – stated, “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.”
She further wrote, “I couldn’t take this decision before as we were playing crucial tournaments like the Qualifiers and World Cup, for which I wanted to be with the team. If we had not qualified for the ICC World Championship we would have been out of top international cricket for the next two years.”
She added that the upcoming series against New Zealand is part of the same Championship the side qualified for in February.
In the letter, Mir went on to say that the management of the women’s wing has compromised the merit, respect, physical and mental wellbeing.
“I am not willing to work in this setup unless things change for the betterment of women’s cricket,” Mir wrote.
It should be noted that Sana Mir came under criticism after Pakistan’s deplorable performance in the ICC Women World Cup in England this year.
Story first published: 27th September 2017