Sep 272017
Sana refuses to attend Pak training camp

LAHORE: National women’s team has been rocked by the refusal of their highest-profile player — Sana Mir — to attend a training session and fitness camp along with the rest of the team. In an email to her fellow players, which was leaked on social media, Sana stated: “I won’t be coming to the camp or travel with the team unless some crucial issues regarding women’s cricket are addressed, which I have communicated to the top PCB’s management.” Mir confirmed the authenticity of the email to Cricinfo, saying it was intended “for her fellow players”, and describing the leak as “unfortunate”. It is believed that the main subject of her unhappiness is the women’s wing general manager. While she didn’t take names, she mentioned the management in her email, saying it had “compromised players’ respect, merit, and physical and mental well-being. I am not willing to work in this setup unless things change for the betterment of women’s cricket.” There were signs of problems between Sana and the management in the wake of Pakistan’s winless campaign at the World Cup in July, when she was captain. In August, the women’s team coach Sabih Azhar called Sana “self-centred, egotistical and being wrapped up in oneself”, before Sana responded by saying she would not continue with the current set-up. The training camp was ahead of the team’s upcoming tour of New Zealand, for which the PCB announced New Zealander Mark Coles as the new coach of the side.

Jun 142016

Pakistan women’s ODI team captain Sana Mir has expressed her team’s will to go all out against England in the three ODI and three T20I series starting from June 20. “This series is going to be very important for us for the World Cup qualification,” said Sana. “We are not going to shy away from the fact that we have to go all out in the series. We need to win all three games. We know England is a very tough side. We have to aim higher; it is to qualify for the World Cup.” We aren’t afraid of any team, says Sana Mir The 30-year-old said the team has practiced well for the series. “We have prepared really well in the Abbottabad camp,” she said. “We tried to practice in conditions which will be similar to the ones in England. “We are going to play two practice games before the actual series. So, the batters will have to adjust very quickly.” Pakistan Women Team training session in Leicester For more pictures: — PCB Official (@TheRealPCB) June 14, 2016 Sana, who led Pakistan women’s team to two Asian Games gold medals in 2010 and 2014, says she left the T20I team captaincy because it was the right time. World T20: Sana Mir reigns supreme, Afridi lags behind in social mentions “The team needed a change in leadership; I have been the captain for last seven years so, I think, we have got two more years for the next T20 [Read More…]

Apr 062016
World T20: Sana Mir most mentioned women’s player on Facebook

Pakistan women’s team captain Sana Mir was the most mentioned female player on Facebook during the World T20 tournament held in India. Th 30-year-old was followed by Bangladeshi right-arm medium pacer Jahanara Alam. West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor secured the third place while Indian captain Mithali Raj came on fourth and Australian captain Meg Lanning on fifth position. Windies strike twice to lift two World T20 trophies Meanwhile, outgoing Pakistan men’s T20I captain Shahid Afridi was the third most mentioned player on Facebook during the same period with Indian T20I captain MS Dhoni second and right-hand batsman Virat Kohli topping the list. Another Pakistani, right-hand batsman Umar Akmal, was also able to register his name on number eight in the list of the most mentioned players. The social media platform saw “more than 46 million” interactions during the world event with Pakistan-India match on February 15 at Kolkata attracting 8.2 million engagements – the most during any World T20 match. Anam Amin included in ICC’s WT20 dream team The final between West Indies and England was able to engage the second highest 6.1 million people. The profile frames feature introduced by Facebook was used 17 million times by cricketers, celebrities, public figures and fans. PHOTO COURTESY: MEDIA.FB.COM Moreover, the International Cricket Council page and the team Facebook pages “totaled over 180 million video views during the same period.” World T20 final: how Twitter saw it Also, the special stickers package launched by Facebook for the World T20 was downloaded by [Read More…]