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Girls’s Premier League: Unlucky to look Pakistan gamers lacking out, says Urooj Mumtaz

Former Pakistan cricketer and selector Urooj Mumtaz stated that it’s unlucky to look that Pakistan gamers will be unable to take part within the Girls’s Premier League.

New Delhi ,UPDATED: Feb 14, 2023 11:31 IST

Pakistan’s Nida Dar with India captain Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photograph: Twitter/PCB)

By means of India These days Internet Table: Former Pakistan cricketer Urooj Mumtaz lamented the “unlucky” exclusion of Pakistan gamers from the inaugural version of the Girls’s Premier League (WPL).

Girls cricketers from seven international locations secured contracts on the first-ever WPL public sale, which is ready to grow to be the panorama of ladies’s cricket in India. One nation that didn’t stand a possibility to take part within the auctions was once Pakistan because of political tensions between the 2 international locations. Pakistan’s male opposite numbers performed best within the inaugural version of the IPL earlier than they have been banned.

“This can be very unlucky to look Pakistan gamers lacking out,” Urooj Mumtaz instructed ESPNcricinfo. “Each alternative will have to be honest and inclusive, and all alternatives are steps against jointly elevating the usual of the ladies’s sport and globally rising the game. Most significantly, they bridge the space in high quality between cricketing international locations.”

Pakistan girls have been meant to play in PCB’s personal T20 league however the plan was once shelved following a metamorphosis within the management in December when Ramiz Raja was once changed by way of Najam Sethi. The ladies’s league is now postponed to September.

Forward of the Girls’s T20 International Cup fit in opposition to India, Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof stated that

“We as Pakistan we do not get many alternatives to play within the leagues and that’s the reason very unlucky,” stated Maroof all over an ICC press convention. “Certainly we can like to play and we might need each and every alternative we will be able to get within the leagues. However yeah, that is what it’s and we will be able to’t keep an eye on that.”

5 WPL franchises spent INR 59.50 crore on purchasing 87 gamers for the inaugural version of the match. The WPL will happen from March 5 to 26 in Mumbai.

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