Sana Mir named in ICC women ODI Team of the Year
DUBAI (92 News) – Pakistani cricketer and former skipper Sana Mir on Wednesday was named in the International Cricket Council (ICC) women ODI team of the year.
Mir, 33, is a former captain and one of Pakistan’s most senior women cricketers has been representing the country since 2005.
“Alhamdulillah! Thank you @ICC and David Richardson for the opportunity, encouragement and recognition. Love playing this sport and cherish every time I represent my country globally. #ICC #ODITeamoftheyear2018,” Mir tweeted.
Thank you @ICC and David Richardson for the opportunity, encouragement and recognition.
— Sana Mir ثناء میر (@mir_sana05) March 6, 2019
Sana Mir calls for women’s PSL
Earlier, Sana Mir, the former Pakistan Women captain, believes the time is ripe for the introduction of a women’s Pakistan Super League.
Pakistan recently hosted the Windies in Karachi for a three-match Twenty20 International series. It ended 2-1 to visitors, but it could easily have gone in the home side’s favour, with the second T20I being won by the Windies in the Super Over.
Pakistan bounced back by winning the ICC Women’s Championship ODI series against the Windies in Dubai. They are currently ranked No.7 on both the ODI and T20I charts of the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s Team Rankings.
Mir therefore believes it’s a good time to begin talk of a women’s PSL. “PSL is a wonderful brand that has been produced by Pakistan,” said Mir. “We have been playing international cricket for the last ten years and we are in the top ten.
“We just defeated the Windies and we have been playing good cricket. Deandra Dottin came to Pakistan to play, and it was a big message. I think it is time we introduced a women’s version of the PSL.”
The fourth edition of the men’s PSL got underway last week, comprising six teams, but Mir is aware a women’s PSL will have to begin slowly.