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Cricket news - PCB names three-member selection committee for women's team

The new committee will pick a side for the upcoming ICC Women's Championship games in South Africa in May.

In an initiative to improve the women's game in Pakistan, PCB has appointed a three-member selection committee, to be chaired by former skipper Urooj Mumtaz.

Another former captain - Asmavia Iqbal, who led the team at the 2009 World Cup and has played one Test, 38 ODIs and nine T20Is - will be retained while Marina Iqbal - who has represented Pakistan in four ICC events (T20 WC in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2017 World Cup) - has been added. The first task for this new committee will be to pick a side for the upcoming ICC Women's Championship games in South Africa in May.

The new selection committee has been brought in after the panel headed by former players Jalaluddin and Akhtar Sarfraz completed their respective terms last month.

Talking about the appointment and how it syncs with PCB's vision for the women's game, PCB managing director Wasim Khan said: "I would like to place on record my thanks to Jalaluddin and Akhtar Sarfraz for their contribution to women's cricket. Women's cricket will be an important priority moving forward and this has been reflected in the selection of such a relevant and dynamic committee. Their appointments will go a long way towards accelerating the progress of our senior women's team.

"The new selection committee comprises players who, until very recently, have been involved in white ball cricket. This syncs very nicely with the PCB's vision of providing an environment where women's cricket not only thrives but where we are able to increase our pool of players so that it can sustainably grow and flourish.

"Attracting women with the relevant skill sets and a passion for the women's game was critical when forming this new Committee. Offering merit based opportunities to exceptionally talented women who can help drive and influence the game spells a new and exciting era at the PCB.

"Urooj is part of the PCB Cricket Committee, so her relevance to the modern game will further benefit the direction we are aiming to take the women and girls' cricket," Khan opined.

PCB has also promoted Aisha Jalil to the post of team manager, while Ayesha Ashhar has been assigned the responsibility for planning and coordinating International cricket.

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