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PCB congratulates Sana Mir for inclusion in ICC Women's Committee

July 19, 2019

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Pakistan women’s cricket star Sana Mir. — AP
Pakistan women’s cricket star Sana Mir. — AP

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday congratulated Pakistan women’s cricket star Sana Mir for her inclusion in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Women’s Committee as one of the three current player representatives.

Former England player Clare Connor was retained as the chair of the committee, which also includes PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan as one of the Full Member representatives.

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Sana, the former Pakistan captain and leading wicket-taking spinner in women’s ODIs, is joined by Australia’s Lisa Sthalekar and Mithali Raj of India as representatives of current players on the committee. The members met for the first time in London on Thursday during the ICC annual conference week.

In a statement, PCB Chairman Ehsan Mani said, “On behalf of the PCB, I want to congratulate Sana Mir on her inclusion in the ICC Women’s Committee. I am confident that Sana will bring great insight and knowledge to the group, which will help women’s international cricket get stronger.

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“Sana’s latest achievement will attract and motivate our young girls, which, in return integrates with our strategy on the growth and development of women’s cricket in Pakistan.”

Sana thanked the ICC for the opportunity and said, “It is an absolute honour to represent the current players at this elite forum and become their voice."

"Women cricket is growing around the world and I feel this is a very courageous and inclusive step by the ICC to have current players involved in the promotion and development of the game.”

She added, “We will be the voice of the players, we can take notes from the committee and get the players on-board on how the ICC plans to promote the game."

"It is great to be a part of this committee and I look forward to giving my views and making a positive impact for the cause of women’s cricket around the world.”