Pakistan women news June 10, 2011

PCB warning for Sana Mir

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Pakistan Cricket Board has warned the captain of the women's national team Sana Mir for violating the board's rules after she reportedly gave an unauthorised interview a few days ago. According to a report in the Express Tribune Mir had spoken about the need for women coaches for the national team.

PCB spokesman Nadeem Sarwar confirmed Mir had been cautioned over the breach. "Sana Mir was only issued a warning by the board and not really a showcause notice as is being said by several sources," he told the Dawn. "It is against the rules for any contractual player to speak to the media without prior permission from the board."

The PCB awarded central contracts to its women cricketers in May which binds them to the board's code of conduct.

Mir, 25, who has played 40 ODIs and led Pakistan to the Asian Games triumph in 2010, is the first woman cricketer to have been warned over discipline issues ever since the PCB introduced central contracts.