CRICKET: LEADING FROM THE FRONT

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Urooj Mumtaz Khan might also have left the Pakistan ladies’ cricket group lengthy in the past. But there have been things about her that have now not let people forget this former countrywide captain who, as an all-rounder, constantly led her group from the front. She is clever, nicely-educated (she’s a dental general practitioner with the aid of profession), active, dependable, trustworthy, respectful, swish and poised, even though by no means proud and an awesome game on top of that from the very begin. A dynamic trailblazer at some stage in her playing days, she still remains one as she steps into her new function because the first girl chief selector of the new 3-character selection committee announced with the aid of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on March 20.
As a part of its method to in addition enhance the ladies’ game, PCB named a brand new three-individual selection committee to be chaired through the former captain with former players Asmavia Iqbal and Marina Iqbal as the alternative individuals.
About the brand new selection committee, the board’s managing director Wasim Khan stated in advance that they have got specifically introduced in gamers for it who, till very these days, was worried in white ball cricket. “This syncs very well with the PCB’s vision of supplying surroundings in which girls’ cricket no longer only flourishes but in which we are capable of increasing our pool of gamers in order that it can sustainably develop and flourish.”

The new selection committee has been installed after the panel headed by way of former men’s Test participant Jalaluddin and previous global Akhtar Sarfraz, completed their respective phrases last month.
“Attracting ladies with the relevant talent sets and an ardor for the sport turned into vital whilst forming this new committee. Offering benefit-based opportunities to exceedingly gifted ladies who can help force and have an effect on the sport spells a new and interesting era at the PCB,” says Khan.
Talking about her position as chief selector, Urooj says that, unlike men’s cricket in which the choice committee incorporates 5 individuals, for girls’ cricket a 3-member committee should suffice. “There remains not like a lot of cricket interest going on for ladies here in the meanwhile as there is for guys,” she points out.
“As leader selector, I could be going anyplace they keep camp because just looking at score sheets doesn’t help. Someone’s 20 runs may be better than someone’s 50 as that woman might also have scored the ones precious runs inside the maximum tough of conditions. So score sheets don’t tell you approximately player temperaments,” she adds.
Besides heading the new girls’ selection committee she is likewise part of the PCB Cricket Committee headed with the aid of Mohsin Hasan Khan with Wasim Akram and Misbah-ul-Haq as the opposite individuals. She is the only girl there however the maximum applicable man or woman for wearing forward PCB’s imaginative and prescient for women’s cricket.
About the committee, she says it’s far an advisory committee which turned into shaped in November remaining year. “Based on our observations we make suggestions about the overall cricket structure within u . S. Of route I had been added in specifically to check out ladies’ cricket problems,” she says.