The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named Fatima Sana as skipper for the ACC Emerging Women’s T20 Asia Cup, which will be held next month in Hong Kong.
The national women’s selection committee has also picked a 14-player squad for the eight-team event, which will take place from June 12 to June 21.
“It gives me great pleasure to captain Pakistan in the upcoming tournament.” The responsibility of guiding the developing side will undoubtedly help me progress as a cricketer, and I am excited to lead my squad in this significant tournament. “These players are bursting with energy and are ecstatic about the opportunity ahead of them,” Sana added.
“We’ve had a lot of practise in the last few weeks, and the Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament gave us a lot of match practice against tough teams.” Ahead of these matches, we had a healthy discussion as a team amongst ourselves that we have to make the most of these matches, and I am glad how every player stepped up and contributed in each game,” she added.
Pakistan are placed in Group A with Hong Kong, India A, and Thailand A.
“We have been observing these players since the camp in Multan and we have tested them in different conditions, with their most recent challenge being the three T20 matches against our top international players.
“Fatima Sana has displayed some outstanding leadership credentials in domestic tournaments recently, and I am sure she will lead this side with example.”