New Zealand coach arrives to train women cricketers

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PCB names 29 players for training camp

Lahore

Pakistan women cricket team’s head coach from New Zealand, Mark Coles, arrived here on Monday to groom the national cricketers for their assignment against New Zealand in United Arab Emirates (UAE).
“He will be working on trial basis, working as a volunteer with the national team and assigned only for the upcoming New Zealand series,” said a spokesman for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) while talking to APP.
Mark will be supervising a training camp of twenty-nine players, being held from October 4 to 24 at Lahore Country Club, Muridke for the build-up of the team.
Mark was a member of the Wellington squad in 1992 and played six ‘A’ list games for Wellington. He retired from cricket in 1996 due to stress fractures in his back. He had worked as an assistant coach with New Zealand ‘A’ Women’s team in year 2000. He has been a satellite coach for Cricket Australia in Western Australia in 2012 and the Assistant coach of the Western Fury side. He in the past had worked closely with two current Internationals Nicole Bolton (Australia) and Leigh Kasperek (NZ) whilst in Perth. He also coached the Wellington Blaze to a T20 title in 2013, as well as being part of the Northern Districts High Performance coaching staff from 2014. Pakistan Cricket Board on Monday announced the names of twenty-nine women players for a training camp, being held from October 4 to 24 at Lahore Country Club, Muridke.
The camp is being set up to prepare the Pak team for the upcoming ICC Women Championship- Round 1 (Pakistan vs. New Zealand) at Sharjah, UAE, said a spokesman for the PCB here. The camp will be held under the supervision of head coach Mark Coles.
Pakistan Women’s team will take on New Zealand Women’s team in Sharjah for three ODIs and four T-20I matches, to be played from October 31, 2017 to November 14, 2017.
The players include Sana Mir, Bismah Maroof (Captain), Javeria Wadood, Bibi Nahida, Sidra Amin, Sadia Yousaf, Iram Javed, Diana Baig, Waheeda Akhtar, Ayesha Zafar, Aiman Anwar, Nashra Sundhu, Ghulam Fatima, Anam Amin, Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz, Fareeha Mahmood, Maham Tariq, Fazila Ikhlaq, Kainat Hafeez, Rameen Shamim, Nataliya Pervaiz, Fatima Sana, Azra Farooq, Aisha Naz, Lubna Bahram, Sadia Iqbal,Nida Rashid and Asmavia Iqbal Khokhar.—APP

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