Urooj Mumtaz leaves her position as PCB’s head of women’s cricket

PCB starts to search for their new head of women’s cricket as Urooj Mumtaz leaves her position. Managing multiple roles at a time, Mumtaz wasn’t much in action as a full-time head of women’s cricket. She acts as the chief selector of the women’s team, is a member of the PCB’s committee, and is also a commentator at the Pakistan Super League.

 

Urooj Mumtaz. PC: Youtube
Urooj Mumtaz. PC: Youtube

 

Mumtaz had been the head of women’s cricket since 2019 and said that it was “an absolute pleasure” for her to have served the board.

“Being a former player and captain of the national women’s team, I am extremely passionate about the women’s game and have served the role with utmost dedication with an aim to positively impact and drive a change in women’s cricket in the country,” she was quoted as saying in a PCB media release.

This matter was put under extreme scrutiny as the PCB’s new ethics code looks to put a stop to any such conflict of interest. The same rule was applied in the case of Misbah-ul-Haq who similarly portrayed three different roles at the same time, and also in the case of Wasim Akram who was playing multiple roles on the board.

“Overall, Pakistan women’s cricket has made significant strides in the right direction and I look forward to working in unison with the upcoming head of women’s cricket, in my role as a chief selector, to further enhance and uplift the sport. I will continue to inspire and encourage more sports participation, whereby increasing our player pool and providing opportunities at the international and domestic level to deserving cricketers,” Mumtaz concluded.

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The Pakistan Cricket Board in a statement said that her replacement would be announced soon, but he/she would go through a rigorous selection process.

(Source: ESPNcricinfo)

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