Former first-class cricketer Iqbal Imam has been appointed batting coach of the Pakistan women's cricket team for next month's ICC Women's Championship fixture against South Africa. The appointment has been made as per 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.
Iqbal Imam, as a left-handed top-order batsman, played first-class cricket for 15 years in which he scored 6,249 runs in 147 matches. He hit nine centuries and 32 half-centuries, and ended his career in 2005 at a healthy average of just over 30. Iqbal has been part of the PCB coaching staff since 2007 and presently is regional head coach of Karachi. He has previously worked as Pakistan "A", Pakistan Under-19 and Women's Under-17 assistant coach.
PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said: "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. Iqbal's appointment is also testament to the PCB's commitment to reward and promote all the top performers, while also creating merit based coaching opportunities for talented Pakistani coaches."