PCB makes historic development in women selection committee

PCB makes historic development in women selection committee

ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced the appointment of three-person women’s selection committee replacing former men’s internationals Jalaluddin and Akhtar Sarfraz.

The selection panel is led by Urooj Mumtaz, who represented Pakistan in one Test match, 38 one-day internationals and 9 T20 internationals.

Urooj Mumtaz is joined by Asmavia Iqbal and Marina Iqbal and their first assessment will be to select a squad for the ICC’s Women Championship upcoming against South Africa in May.

On the naming of the new all-female panel, PCB managing director Wasim Khan said:

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.

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.