Maroof not to skip CWG despite authorities not allowing her infant daughter to stay in Village

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Pakistan women’s cricket squad skipper Bismah Maroof has decided against skipping the Commonwealth Games successful Birmingham contempt the organisers denying accreditation to her babe girl and nanny to entree the Games village.

A root successful the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed that it had been decided that Bismah volition play successful the Commonwealth Games and her babe and nanny volition enactment astatine a edifice oregon residence extracurricular the village.

“The babe and nanny volition question to Birmingham for the games but volition not enactment with her successful the colony arsenic the organisers didn’t springiness support arsenic they don’t person a parental policy,” helium said.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to stock the travel, lodging and boarding expenses with Bismah successful enactment with its Parental Support Policy.

The committee had besides shared 50 percent of the summons fare for Bismah’s parent and baby, who accompanied her to the ICC Women’s World Cup successful New Zealand.

But during the World Cup, Bismah was permitted to person her babe and parent enactment with her successful her edifice country arsenic the ICC regulations permitted this.

The PCB, meanwhile, besides retained Bismah arsenic skipper of the achromatic shot teams for the 2022/23 season.

Pakistan person an action-packed play successful which they volition play, astatine least, 25 matches with the schedules for the ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup yet to beryllium announced.

Pakistan’s play begins by hosting Sri Lanka successful Karachi for 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs successful what volition beryllium the archetypal lawsuit of ICC Women’s Championship matches being staged successful Pakistan from aboriginal this month.

Bismah’s squad volition past caput for Belfast to play hosts Ireland and champions Australia successful a T20I triangular bid from July 12-24 earlier they determination to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games to beryllium held from July 25 to August 8.

Bismah, the elder astir subordinate successful the Pakistan women’s team, thanked the PCB for its continued support.
“I privation to convey the Pakistan Cricket Board for its immense enactment passim my vocation and particularly successful helping maine onslaught the close work-life equilibrium aft the commencement of Fatima,” She said.

“There was a clip erstwhile I contemplated giving up connected my passionateness of playing cricket, but the PCB ensured it ne'er came to that with the instauration of the maternity policy, which has made the crippled arsenic inclusive arsenic it tin beryllium for the women successful our country.

“I besides privation to convey my household and particularly my husband, Abrar, who has been a large enactment passim my career, and has provided maine encouragement to proceed to play for Pakistan.”