Former first-class batting all-rounder Iqbal Imam has been selected as the Pakistan women’s team’s batting coach, announced a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) press release.
The 49-year-old’s appointment comes less than a month before the ICC Women’s Championship clash against South Africa.
“The appointment has been made in light of the PCB’s vision and strategy to invest further into women’s cricket and to help the women batters improve on their overall performance and become one of top performing sides in the world,” said the press release.
The left-handed Karachi batsman, who hit nine centuries across a career that spanned 15 years, has kept several coaching roles over the years with the PCB, including with the Pakistan A side.
Iqbal is part of the women’s training camp that started in Karachi on April 9 as the side prepares for the big game against South Africa on April 29.
“Iqbal is a hardworking and committed batting coach who fits perfectly in the PCB’s vision for women’s cricket, which is to provide them with skilled individuals who will add significant value to both their development and performances,” said PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan.