File photo of Fatima Sana.
Pakistani bowler Fatima Sana has been banned from the Women’s Asia Cup, which will take place in Bangladesh from October 1, due to an ankle injury. According to a statement from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Fatima twisted her ankle during her performance in the Women’s Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The PCB Medical panel has advised her to rest for four weeks after examining the injury. The bowler, who played for the Barbados Royals in the CPL, was also not part of the first stage of the preparatory camp for the tournament to be held in Lahore from August 30 to September 2. Her replacement will be announced in due course.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan squad and reserves will gather later today at Lahore Country Club, Muridke, to undergo a 10-day camp starting Monday. The national side will fly to Bangladesh on September 28.
Pakistani squad: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Kainat Imtiaz, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Tuba Hasan
Reserve players: Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Umme Hani and Waheeda Akhtar
Player support staff: Ayesha Ashhar (team manager), Saleem Jaffer (bowling coach), Mauhtashim Rashid (fielding coach), Muhammad Zubair Ahmad (analyst) and Rifat Gill (physiotherapist).
2022 Asia Cup Twenty20 Women will take place from October 1-16, 2022.
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