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Pakistan appoint former Bermuda, Glamorgan cricketer David Hemp as head coach of women’s team

Karachi: Pakistan has roped in Australia-based David Hemp as head coach of the nationwide girls’s team which has seen an everyday change of guard on the helm of affairs in the previous couple of years.

The Pakistan Cricket Board mentioned on Thursday that Hemp was appointed after a strong and clear recruitment course of wherein a quantity of overseas and native certified candidates had taken half in.

Hemp, who turns 50 subsequent week, has beforehand coached the Melbourne Stars’ and Victorian girls’s cricket groups in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League between 2015 and 2020, and can be a former Bermuda and Glamorgan captain.

With 271 First-Class matches underneath his belt wherein he scored over 15,000 runs for Glamorgan, Free State and Warwickshire, Hemp is predicted to enhance the rankings of the Pakistan girls’s team which has now gone with none cricket for almost a yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Hemp, who additionally represented Bermuda in 22 one-day internationals from 2006 to 2009, is a certified UK degree 4 coach and the second foreigner after New Zealand’s Mark Coles to be appointed head coach of the Pakistani girls’s team.

File image of David Hemp. Image credit: Twitter/@GlamCricket

File picture of David Hemp. Image credit score: Twitter/@GlamCricket

Coles, who loved appreciable success with the ladies’s team, left abruptly final yr as a consequence of some household points.

Before Coles and since his departure, the PCB has tried out a quantity of Pakistani coaches, together with former Test gamers, Basit Ali, Kabir Khan and others like Sabih Azhar, Iqbal Imam and many others.

“David brings with him wealth of experience and knowledge, more importantly around women’s cricket development, which is extremely critical to our strategy as part of our endeavour to increase the pool of cricketers and also help them top rise to the level of the front-running international sides,” Urooj Mumtaz, Acting Head of Pakistan Women’s Wing and Chair of girls’s choice committee, was quoted as saying in a press launch.

“David has labored for 5 years in Australia with the Melbourne and Victoria girls’s sides and he is an ideal match for the function we had been in search of as he’ll be capable to use that have and information to translate into our system that may in the end profit Pakistan girls’s cricket.

“I am sure our players will make optimum use of David’s expertise and strict work ethics, while I am sure David will have an enjoyable time when he relocates to Pakistan to join the elite company of illustrious coaching staff of Atiq-uz-Zaman, Grant Bradburn, Mohammad Yousuf, Mohammad Zahid and Saqlain Mushtaq at our National High Performance Centre.”

David takes over from Iqbal Imam, who had succeeded Mark Coles.

Pakistan will characteristic within the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier subsequent yr for the occasion correct that may happen in New Zealand in 2022.

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