Bismah Maroof won’t skip CWG despite authorities not allowing baby girl to stay in village | Cricket News


KARACHI: Pakistan women’s cricket captain Bismah Maroof has decided not to skip the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham despite organizers refusing to accredit her baby daughter and nanny to access the Games village.
A Pakistan Cricket Board source confirmed that it had been decided that Bismah would take part in the Commonwealth Games and that her baby and nanny would stay at a hotel or residence outside the village.
“The baby and nanny will travel to Birmingham for the games but will not stay with her in the village as the organizers have not given permission as they have no parenting policy,” he said.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has agreed to share travel, accommodation and board costs with Bismah as per its parental support policy.
The council had also shared 50% of the ticket price for Bismah’s mother and baby, who accompanied her to the ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand.
But during the World Cup, Bismah was allowed to have her baby and mother with her in her hotel room as ICC regulations allowed.
The PCB, meanwhile, has also retained Bismah as captain of the white ball teams for the 2022/23 season.
Pakistan are having an action-packed season in which they will play at least 25 games as the schedules for the ACC Women’s T20 Asian Cup and ICC Women’s T20 World Cup have been missed. yet been announced.
Pakistan’s season begins with hosting Sri Lanka in Karachi for three T20Is and three ODIs in what will be the first instance of ICC Women’s Championship matches held in Pakistan from the end of the month.
The Bismah side will then head to Belfast to take on hosts Ireland and champions Australia in a T20I triangle series from July 12-24 before traveling to Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games which will be held from July 25-August 8.
Bismah, the oldest player in the Pakistan women’s team, thanked the PCB for their continued support.
“I would like to thank the Pakistan Cricket Board for their immense support throughout my career and especially for helping me find the right work-life balance after Fatima was born,” she said. declared.
“There was a time when I considered giving up my passion of playing cricket, but the PCB made sure that would never happen with the introduction of the maternity policy, which made the game as inclusive as possible for women in our country.
“I also want to thank my family and especially my husband, Abrar, who has been very supportive throughout my career and encouraged me to keep playing for Pakistan.”

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