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PCB appoints Urooj Mumtaz as head of women's selection committee
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PCB appoints Urooj Mumtaz as head of women's selection committee

The Pakistan Cricket Board on Wednesday named a new three-person selection committee that will be chaired by former skipper Urooj Mumtaz.

Asmavia Iqbal has been retained in the panel, while Marina Iqbal has been added as a new selector. The new selection committee has been formed after the panel headed by Jalal-ud-Din, and Akhtar Sarfraz, completed their terms last month.

The immediate task of the new panel will be to select a side for the upcoming ICC Women’s Championship fixture in South Africa in May.

PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said: “I would like to place on record my thanks to Jalal-ud-Din and Akhtar Sarfraz for their contribution to women’s cricket.

“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.

“Urooj is part of the PCB Cricket Committee, so her relevance to the modern game will further benefit the direction we are aiming to take the women and girls’ cricket.”

Urooj Mumtaz said: “I would like to thank the PCB for believing in me and my abilities for this new role as the Chair of the women’s selection committee.

“As we move into a new era of women’s cricket, we need to have the ability to adapt to the modern day game.

“Keeping that in mind, we aim to inspire and produce players with the skills and talent to compete consistently at the top international level, and also encourage the younger generation to take up this great game and become the ambassadors of Pakistan.”