PCB announce 15-day high-performance training camp from April 24

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PCB announce 15-day high-performance training camp from April 24

Pakistan players during the training camp in Karachi. © PCB/Twitter

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15-day high-performance training camp for the women's squad in Karachi from April 24, 2021. Head coach David Hemp will be taking charge of the camp and looking over the 26 players who have been selected.

Speaking about the camp, PCB Chief Selector Urooj Mumtaz said that the camp would be devised to keep the players fit and ready for upcoming international assignments. "It also provides an excellent opportunity for our national players to further improve their skills in line with modern-day cricket, which will make them more competitive in major international tournaments."

Mumtaz said that the board is in the process of finalizing their international tours program for the next 12 months, adding, "it promises to be an exciting year of competitive cricket."

Hemp, who is currently looking over the camp for the emerging players at the same venue, will be working along with bowling coach Arshad Khan, strength and condition coach Drikus Saaiman and assistant coach Kamran Hussain. The players would have to go through a mandatory seven-day quarantine and would take two COVID tests before joining the camp in a bio-secure environment.

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Apart from the fitness and training sessions, they will be playing scenario-based 50-over, T20 and T10 intra-squad matches during the camp. Pakistan skipper Bismah Maroof, who has announced an indefinite break from cricket for her pregnancy, will not be a part of the squad.

Mumtaz felt that the ongoing emerging camp in Karachi has been instrumental in identifying talented players with good potential. "The camp focuses on a holistic athlete development approach as we aim to nurture and develop these youngsters. The players have been provided with a safe and secure environment, and we have tried to make them as comfortable as possible in these challenging Covid-19 circumstances."

“We are very optimistic that both emerging and national players will utilize the two camps to the fullest in the presence and supervision of a hardworking and fully dedicated coaching team led by David Hemp,” she concluded.

Squad for the camp: Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Bibi Nahida, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana Khan, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sandhu, Natalia Pervaiz, Nida Rashid, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz and Syeda Aroob Shah