ICC congratulates Sana Mir for ‘excellent career’


On Sunday, International Cricket Council congratulated former player of Pakistan Skipper Sana Mir on her retirement from International cricket.

“The International Cricket Council (ICC) has congratulated former Pakistan captain Sana Mir for an excellent career that saw her play 226 international matches, including 137 as captain,” ICC said in a statement.

On Sunday, Mir announced to retire after a 15 years long outstanding career. She was the first Pakistani women player who took 100 wickets in ODI matches. She was a right handed batsman who made her debut against Sri Lanka in Karachi in December 2005. In November 2019 she played her last ODI match was against Bangladesh in Lahore.

Manu Sawhney Chief Executive of ICC said she was consistent performer and an outstanding player. She has been a face of Pakistan cricket.

“Sana has been the face of Pakistan cricket over the years and one of the most consistent performers around the world. She has been a wonderful leader of the Pakistan team and a great ambassador of the game in her country and abroad,” Sawhney said in a statement.

“This is an important period for the women’s game and I hope Sana will be able to use her vast experience and contribute to its growth in whatever way she can. On behalf of everyone at the ICC, I wish her all the very best for her future,” he added.

She played in three ICC Women’s Cricket World Cups (2009, 2013 and 2017) and six ICC Women’s T20 World Cups (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018). She is one of the among who took 100 wickets and made 2000 runs in ODIs.


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