Lahore. Something or the other keeps happening in Pakistan cricket. Now there has been an uproar in women’s cricket due to the sudden resignation of the captain. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Tuesday confirmed that 18-year-old batsman Ayesha Naseem is retiring from all forms of competitive cricket due to “personal reasons”.
Along with this, PCB has appointed Nida Dar as the new captain. She will take charge as full-time captain for the first time. There were reports on Sunday that the flamboyant batsman Naseem had decided to retire from cricket for religious reasons but it took the PCB 48 hours to confirm it.
Although he has given the reason for retirement as personal reasons, but it is being speculated that he took this decision for religious reasons. Due to this, she has not been selected in the Pakistan women’s cricket team for the Asian Games to be held from September 23 to October 8 in Hangzhou, China. “We wish Ayesha Naseem all the best for her future,” Pakistan’s head of women’s cricket Tania Malik said in a statement. The PCB respects his decision to retire due to personal reasons.
Pakistan women’s squad for Asian Games announced
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) July 25, 2023
Ayesha has featured in four One Day Internationals and 30 T20 Internationals for Pakistan. She was part of the team in the 2020 and 2023 T20 World Cups.
Pakistan’s squad for the Asian Games is as follows: Nida Dar (captain), Alia Riaz, Anoosha Nasir, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Muneeba Ali, Naziha Alvi, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Parvez, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Shawal Zulfikar, Sidra Amin, Syeda Arub Shah and Umm-e-Hani.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : July 25, 2023, 18:00 IST