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David Hemp appointed as head coach of Pakistan women’s team

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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Friday appointed the former Bermuda batsman David Hemp as head coach of national women’s team.

Hemp replaces the interim coach Iqbal Imam who looked over the side until the new coach was to be appointed. The 49-year-old becomes the second foreign acquisition for the women’s team after New Zealand’s Mark Coles who served for two years.

Since Coles’ resignation, the PCB has been freelancing local coaches to lead the team on a series-to-series basis. Hemp will now take the role as a full-time coach and also possess the experience of coaching with Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League.

He has the experience of five years between 2015-20 in the WBBL and also played 271 first-class matches and scored over 15,000 runs for Glamorgan, Free State and Warwickshire.

Besides, he played 22 ODI for Bermuda and scored 641 runs, including one century and four fifties.

“David brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, more importantly around women’s cricket development, which is extremely critical to our strategy as part of our endeavour to increase the pool of cricketers and rise to the level of the front-running international sides,” Urooj Mumtaz, Acting Head of Pakistan Women’s Wing and Chair of women’s selection committee, said.

“David has worked for five years in Australia with the Melbourne and Victoria women’s sides and he is a perfect fit for the role we were looking for as he will be able to use that experience and knowledge to translate into our system that will ultimately benefit Pakistan women’s cricket.” she added.

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