Pakistan ladies’s cricket workforce skipper Sana Mir in an open letter shared on Facebook on Thursday stated that her relationship with the staff coach suffered when she insisted on enjoying Diana Baig within the Ladies World Cup.
Mir’s letter follows coach Sabih Azhar’s allegations that the skipper, together with the group’s coach and different senior gamers, was chargeable for the group’s dismal efficiency within the ICC Ladies’s World Cup in England this yr.
In a leaked submit-World Cup report submitted to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Azhar accused Sana of adopting a “adverse strategy” and of being utterly self-obsessed in the course of the mega occasion. He added that workforce supervisor Ayesha Ashar paid most of her consideration to senior gamers — Mir, Javeria Khan and Nain Abidi — and was “chilly” in the direction of the youthful gamers.
Whereas making it clear that she would fairly have had this dialog with the coach and workforce administration personally, Mir stated that she had resorted to writing the open letter after “a confidential report by the coach and feedback by the overall supervisor of the ladies wing and chairman PCB have been making headlines.”
Responding to Azhar’s allegations, Mir stated, “Journalists are free to ask junior gamers about our angle in the direction of them. Nobody can have a one hundred per cent [clean] report however it’s disheartening to see a coach maligning the senior gamers who’ve been giving confidence and steerage to kids for therefore lengthy.”
Within the report, Azhar alleged that Mir was “adverse in her strategy” and that she “inculcated worry amongst different workforce members throughout group conferences”.
“Ultimately, the captain’s unfavourable strategy did injury the arrogance of our batters and bowlers they usually couldn’t play their pure recreation throughout matches,” Azhar stated.
Mir, in her rebuttal, stated her “coordination with the coach suffered” when she insisted on enjoying a ‘gifted teenager’ Diana Baig “who was in completely nice type”.
“That was our main disagreement… My battle was to play a teenager within the staff who is prepared for worldwide cricket. I do not remorse it,” she asserted.
“Furthermore, we suffered defeats on this World Cup as spinners with the brand new ball penetrated our prime order persistently in every recreation, specifically left-arm spinners. We’re additionally nonetheless in need of gamers who can carry out beneath strain,” she defined.
“We must be speaking about cricketing issues we have to tackle in a constructive and professional method, relatively than personalising points,” she noticed.
She went on to say that though she shouldn’t be an ideal captain “or that we’re the right staff, however I might have appreciated it if the coach would have stood by the staff like different coaches did.”
“I need to make it clear I do not intend to proceed sooner or later with the present setup of the ladies’s wing in any capability,” Mir said.
Reminding the nation of an important lesson learnt from sportsmanship, she stated, “There isn’t a disgrace in dropping; there’s solely disgrace in not giving [the game] your one hundred per cent [effort].”
She added: “Sports activities ought to have taught us this lesson a lot earlier if we had performed it in its true essence and the suitable spirit.”
“A champion is a person who can get again up from one failure to face the subsequent problem; who is able to analyse and enhance him/herself and is able to work more durable subsequent time.”
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