Pakistan-Bangladesh women series trophy unveiled in Lahore

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LAHORE: Pakistan women’s cricket team held a training session on Thursday at the Gaddafi Stadium Lahore for their upcoming T20I series against Bangladesh, which starts this weekend.

According to details, the trophy for the series was unveiled later in the day in the presence of Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof and her Bangladeshi counterpart, Salma Khatun.

While talking to reporters, Bismah Maroof thanked the Bangladesh cricket team for visiting Pakistan.

“By playing the WBBL in Australia, Nida Dar will get the exposure she would not have got here,” Maroof said.

Bismah said that representing the country should be the priority for any player but allowing Nida Dar to feature in the WBBL was the board’s decision.

Maroof also paid a tribute to former team coach Mark Coles, who resigned from the position earlier this month citing “family responsibilities”.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s skipper Salma Khatun said that playing against a higher-ranked side on their home soil will be tough but vowed to play “good cricket” regardless of results.

She also thanked Pakistan for inviting her team over. She said that her experience of playing in Karachi earlier was pleasant and hoped that it would be the same this time as well.

The opening match of the three-match T20I series will be played on Saturday, with the subsequent to games set to be staged on October 28 and 30 respectively.