The Pakistan women’s team will be having a new head coach for their upcoming ICC Championship fixture against South Africa. Former Pakistan first-class cricketer and coach Iqbal Imam has put in charge of the batsmen, replacing Andy Richards.
Imam takes charge of the batting with a galactic coaching resume behind him. Presently, he is the head coach of the Karachi region and was one of Sharjeel Khan’s coaches when he made his international debut, with both hailing from Hyderabad. He had also served as the assistant coach of the Pakistan A team, the Under-19 team, and the women’s U-17 team.
Wasim Khan, PCB managing director says, “Iqbal is a hardworking and committed batting trainer who fits exactly the same in the PCB’s vision for women’s cricket, which is to provide them with skilled individuals who will add specific value to both their development and performances.”
Continuing with that PCB also said, “Iqbal’s appointment is also a testament to the PCB’s agreement towards the achievements and promotes all the top performers, while also creating merit-based coaching chances for talented Pakistani coaches. The tour to South Africa is an important one as our team will like to build on their success against the Windies and achieve the target to reach the ranking table. In addition to this, this challenging tour also gives a chance for the Pakistan girls to push themselves for next year’s ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 preparation.”