The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday confirmed the appointment of former first-class cricketer Imam Iqbal as batting coach of Pakistan’s women cricket team.
Imam will join the women’s team camp starting from April 9 in Karachi ahead of their upcoming series against South Africa in ICC Women’s Championship. The left-handed opener will work on the techniques of batters as they take on the Proteas in a tough series in their backyard.
The 49-years-old has a vast experience of coaching as he currently is serving as the head coach of Karachi Region. He has worked with Pakistan A, Pakistan U-19, and Women’s U-17 as an assistant coach. He is a part of PCB’s coaching staff since 2007.
It merits mentioning here that the left-handed opener had played first-class cricket for 15 years. He had scored 6,249 runs in 147 matches at an average of over 30 including nine centuries and 32 half-centuries.
The PCB’s Managing Director Wasim Khan has full faith in Imam’s ability and he thinks that his inclusion in the team’s coaching staff will help players get prepared strongly in upcoming series.
“Imam’s appointment is based on merit and the board believes that his presence in the dressing room would be worthy for the girls,” Wasim said.