Sana Mir refuses to attend training camp

In an email to team-mates leaked on social media, the Pakistan offspinner said she could not continue in the current set up and team management

Danyal Rasool
Danyal Rasool
Sana Mir gets down for a reverse sweep, Pakistan v Australia, Women's World Cup, Leicester, July 5, 2017

International Cricket Council

The Pakistan women's team have been rocked by the refusal of their highest-profile player - Sana Mir - to attend a training session and fitness camp along with the rest of the team.
In an email to her fellow players, which was leaked on social media, Mir stated, "I won't be coming to the camp or travel with the team unless some crucial issues regarding women's cricket are addressed, which I have communicated to the top PCB management."
Mir confirmed the authenticity of the email to ESPNcricinfo, saying it was intended "for her fellow players", and describing the leak as "unfortunate". It is believed that the main subject of her unhappiness is the women's wing general manager. While she didn't take names, she mentioned the management in her email, saying it had "compromised players' respect, merit, and physical and mental well-being. I am not willing to work in this setup unless things change for the betterment of women's cricket."
There were signs of problems between Mir and the management in the wake of Pakistan's winless campaign at the World Cup in July, when she was captain. In August, the women's team coach Sabih Azhar called Mir "self-centred, egotistical and being wrapped up in oneself", before Mir responded by saying she would not continue with the current set-up. The training camp was ahead of the team's upcoming tour of New Zealand, for which the PCB announced New Zealander Mark Coles as the new coach of the side.

Danyal Rasool is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @Danny61000