In a great move to promote women’s cricket, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a Level 1 Coaching Course for 29 of its players out of whom 6 play internationally. The course will be held from 17 November to 20 November.
Among the 29 cricketers participating in the course, 6 have played internationally. One of them is Gull Feroza, a wicketkeeper-batter. She has played two T20Is and was recently part of the A series against the West Indies where she hit an impressive 62 off 101 balls.
Next is Kaynat Hafeez, who has played one ODI along with being a part of A series. Third is Rameen Shamim, an exceptional bowler who can turn the match in her team’s favor with her spells. She has been in good form and has also led the side on many occasions.
Sidra Nawaz is a player who has already made a mark for herself on the international stage. The talented batter has amassed 379 runs in ODIs and 177 runs in T20Is. 35-year-old Sukhan Faiz has also been selected for the course. While she just played two ODIs, she has been a part of several domestic leagues. The last international player is Syeda Aroob Shah. She is a brilliant all-rounder and a future star for the team.
The course will be taught by National Cricket Academy coaches Imran Abbas, Rahat Abbas, Shahid Mehboob, and Umar Rashid and Women’s team coaches Mauhtashim Rashid and Mohsin Kamal. The participants will be taught skills like communication, coaching philosophy, planning, and preparation. After the camp, they will be given an assignment that they have to complete in three months. Once it is done, they will be awarded their Level 1 Coaching Certificate.
This is an incredible opportunity and regarding that Head of Women’s Cricket, Tania Mallick said, “We are thrilled to announce the commencement of the Level 1 coaching course for women, a significant step towards empowering and nurturing talent in women’s cricket. This coaching course is a testament to our commitment to creating a robust infrastructure for women in cricket, providing them with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in coaching roles.”
They want to create more opportunities for women in the field and said, “We could see that the growth of women’s cricket is on the rise, and the PCB Women’s Wing, understanding the dynamics of it, encourages women cricketers to come forward, as we want to develop a career path for women in fields other than playing cricket. I am very pleased to see our international women cricketers taking part in this four-day course and with their participation, we could see more women stepping into coaching roles and this course is a stepping stone towards achieving that goal.”
(Quotes sourced from Pakistan Cricket Board Media Release)
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