Chief Selector of the Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team Urooj Mumtaz Khan has recently said that the female Cricketers should meet the international standards to get themselves into the international leagues.
“The Kia Super League and Big Bash League are both private franchises,” the former cricketer told SAMAA Digital at the Adab Fest on Friday.
“They’re the ones who pick the players. My message to all female players in Pakistan is that we need to have consistent performances on the international level to automatically get picked,” she said.
Nida Dar being the first female player to be signed by an international cricketing league.
“Nida [Dar] came off with an excellent West Indies [home] series and South African series from where she made headlines,” she said.
She also added that PCB is making efforts to help the players reach to such a level. “Franchise cricket is more of a commercial private activity for which the players have to repeatedly perform at that level.”
Khan emphasized the fact that quality development is needed to manifest Women’s PSL. “It needs to happen on a domestic level first and highlight the women’s game but the PSL is the platform from where it can happen.”
Speaking about Pakistan’s preparation for the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia “It was a good buildup with the series against Bangladesh and England with a competitive domestic tournament taking place later. We also set up a training camp. They will get familiar with the conditions and they have five warmup games.”
She added that the side isn’t expecting magic all of a sudden but they are definitely working hard to manifest their energy on the field.
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