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Bismah Maroof takes indefinite break from cricket

Pakistan Women’s captain announced decision on Friday

SAMAA | - Posted: Apr 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Apr 17, 2021 | Last Updated: 4 weeks ago
Bismah Maroof takes indefinite break from cricket

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Pakistan Women’s captain Bismah Maroof has announced that she is taking an indefinite break from cricket.

The 29-year-old announced the development on Friday where she expressed excitement about entering a new phase in her life.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) congratulated the skipper and wished her good luck.

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Maroof last featured for Pakistan during the T20 World Cup in Australia last year. She pulled out of the tours of South Africa and Zimbabwe earlier this year owing to “family reasons”, with Javeria Khan stepping in as captain.

As per the ESPNCricinfo, the PCB’s central contracts for its women cricketers does not have any specific clauses covering the maternity leaves but the board, taking this as an opportunity, is now likely to amend the contracts.

Maroof has represented Pakistan in 108 ODIs and the same number of T20Is since making her debut in 2006.

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