Imam Iqbal has been appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan women’s cricket team until next year’s ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. The Pakistan Cricket Board recently announced that the national women’s team will take on England in Kaula Lumpur before the ICC event.
Imam was given the duties initially as interim coach as New Zealand’s Mark Coles resigned from the head coach’s position but has now been confirmed for further responsibilities as well. Imam has been featured in 147 first-class matches from 1989 to 2005 during which he made 6,249 runs and grabbed 136 wickets. He was also Pakistan Women’s Team’s batting coach.
Chief selector and former captain Urooj Mumtaz said Pakistan have a good chance of doing well in the ICC event. “There has been a significant improvement in the performances of the women’s side of late and her (Maroof’s) vast experience of international cricket is certainly going to benefit the team,” Mumtaz said.
The Pakistan women’s team is running in a good form as recently they defeated Bangladesh at home and have also done well against other opponents including against South Africa earlier this year.