Ayesha Naseem and Syeda Aroob Shah, who were part of the Pakistan squad during their tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe are among the 27 players selected. 16-year-old Naseem impressed everyone with her stroke play during the T20I leg of the South Africa tour, while leg-spinner Aroob Shah already played seven internationals for Pakistan after making her debut in 2019 against Bangladesh at home.
The selected players will undergo a 14-day camp at the Moin Khan Academy in Karachi under the guidance of Pakistan national team head coach David Hemp and bowling coach Arshad Khan. Drikus Saaiman, S & C coach will also supervise the players during the training. Academy coaches Mohsin Kamal and Naveed Anjum will be present during the training.
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“This camp serves an opportunity to the national team coaches to observe up and coming cricketers and provide them awareness about the desired skills and fitness levels to thrive at the apex level,” PCB press release said.
The training camp will be conducted in a bio-secure bubble with all the medical protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic in place. The players will have to undergo two tests and those tested negative can join the camp with the first test scheduled to take place in March 31. The second test will be conducted when they arrive at the camp on April 3.
Emerging Players Squad: Aima Saleem Satti, Anoosha Nasir, Asma Amin, Arijah Haseeb, Ayesha Naseem, Bisma Amjad, Fajar Naveed, Fatima Khan, Fatima Zahra, Gul Rukh, Gul Uswa, Hamna Bilal, Hania Ahmar, Khushbakht Waseem, Laiba Fatima, Laraib Malik Aziz, Laveeza Munir, Momina Riasat Khan, Najiha Alvi, Nazish Rafique, Rida Aslam, Saima Malik, Shawal Zulfaqar, Syeda Aroob Shah, Syeda Inshra Asad, Yusra Amir, Zaib un Nisa