The Pakistan Cricket Board has announced that they will be inviting 26 women cricketers for a High-Performance camp in Multan.
In the 25-day camp, the players will undergo physical and skills training at the Inzamam-ul-Haq High-Performance Center and will be participating in 7 practice matches.
This camp is another step taken by the PCB to provide support and quality facilities to the women cricketers ahead of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers in the coming December, where 10 teams will compete for the three available spots to join India, England, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022. This camp will prepare the Pakistani players for two challenges, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup and its qualifier.
The camp will be held in a bio-secure environment. The players and support staff will undergo a COVID test before entering the camp. They will be tested as soon as they arrive in Multan. As soon as they are tested, the players and support staff will undergo isolation. If they test negative on May 31, they will start training. The groups will be allowed to train together as a unit subject to testing negative on the June 4 test. The camp will conclude on June 22.
National Women’s Chief Selector Urooj Mumtaz said: “The Pakistan Cricket Board continues to invest in the women’s game and has provided the desired platform to our elite women cricketers to continue their preparations in a competitive environment for the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup next year.”
“Our players enter this camp on the back of an intense training camp in Karachi that concluded earlier this month. During the camp, they were pushed to their limits for improvement in all facets of the game. The group remains focused and is eager to continue to train with the same intensity,” she added.
Before the ICC Qualifiers, the Pakistan women’s cricket team will take on the England women at home in October in a limited-over series in which they will play 2 T20 Internationals and 3 One-Day Internationals.