Bismah Maroof’s infant baby girl Fatima has been denied accreditation for the Commonwealth games as a result of which Pakistan Women Cricket Team’s captain was deliberating over her participation in the event. Commonwealth Games are scheduled to take place in Birmingham from July 25th to August 28th, however, her daughter is not allowed to stay with her at the hotel.
However, she is all set to travel for the encounters with her mother, who will take care of Fatima, staying somewhere outside the village. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) asked CWG Federation for Maroof’s mother’s and Fatima’s accreditation. In response, the concerned party asked PCB to remove two persons from the 22-member travelling contingent including officials for which PCB was not ready.
Recently, the skipper travelled to New Zealand with Fatima for the Women’s World Cup 2022. According to PCB’s maternity policy, a player is allowed to travel with the person of her choice to take care of the baby. The cost of the accommodation and travel costs are equally shared between the board and the player.
The PCB has also announced to retain Bismah as the captain of the national team for the 2022-23 jam schedule. She has already returned to cricketing activities to the fullest after serving maternity leave last year.
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