Former captain of the Pakistan women’s cricket team Sana Mir has joined the Federation of International Cricketers Association (FICA) as an independent director.

The 36-year-old joined the organisation today following a full Board meeting.

Mir joins FICA’s eleven-person Board which includes Tony Irish who was recently re-appointed as an independent director, and former Australian and Irish internationals Lisa Sthalekar and Cecelia Joyce as other women in FICA’s senior leadership.

“I’m excited to join FICA’s leadership and to add a different perspective to the world players’ body as it continues to grow, contribute to the game, and advocate for players,” she said.

FICA Executive Chairman Heath Mills said, “We are delighted to have someone of Sana’s calibre join the FICA Board and know she will be able to contribute enormously at this important time for all players around the world.”

FICA President Lisa Sthalekar opined, “Sana’s experience and continuing presence in the game will be a great asset to FICA and players around the world, and we welcome her to the Board”.

After retiring from international cricket, Sana Mir went on to pursue careers in broadcasting and other ventures before landing with FICA.

She has already held various ambassadorships and activist roles at not-for-profits outside of cricket before her appointment.