The Pakistani women’s team will have a new coach for the upcoming ICC Championship against South Africa. Former Pakistani first-class cricketer and coach Iqbal Imam took the responsibility for the batsmen and replaced Andy Richards.
A statement from the PCB states that the appointment of Imam was “in light of PCB’s vision and strategy to further invest in women’s barbecue and help women to improve their overall performance and become one of the most powerful sides in the world” ,
Imam cares about hitting a stellar coaching resume behind her. He is currently head coach of the Karachi region and was one of the coaches of Sharjeel Khan when he made his international debut, both from Hyderabad. He also served as assistant coach of the Pakistani A team, the U19 team and the U-17 women’s team.
In a 15-year domestic career, Imam played 262 first-class and List-A games, scoring 8,439 runs and scoring 219 goals with his right arm. He will participate in the training camp of the team in Karachi, which begins on April 9 under head coach Mark Coles. They travel to South Africa on April 29 to receive three OCCs from the ICC Women’s Championship on May 6, 9, and 12, followed by five T20I’s on the 15th, 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd and 23rd May.
Wasim Khan, Managing Director of PCB, said, “Iqbal is a hard-working and dedicated racquet trainer that fits perfectly with Cricket’s PCB vision for women, providing them with qualified individuals who value their development and performance ,
“The appointment of Iqbal also demonstrates PCB’s commitment to rewarding and rewarding all top performers, as well as creating talented Pakistani coaches who are based on merit.
“The tour to South Africa is important as our team continues to build on their success against the windies and wants to advance at the points, and this challenging tour also provides a chance for Pakistani girls to prepare for the next ICC-T20 World Cup 2020 for women. “