Twenty-six Pakistani women cricketers are set to undergo a training camp organized in Multan by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The national board aims to prepare women ahead of the ICC World Cup Qualifier by the end of this year and the ICC Women World Cup 2022.
The camp originates by 29th May as the players’ skills and training polishing will commence at the Inzamam ul Haq high-performance center. At first, the players will be undergoing mandatory COVID tests today to travel to Lahore’s National High-Performance Center. Later, they will be heading towards Multan by road to undergo a mandatory isolation period.
The women who will clear the tests will be allowed to practice in the group from 31st May. Later, they will be required to get tested once again, and upon declaration, the groups will be advanced to train together.
All the safety and health-related precautions will be taken, considering the player’s health as the priority. The games will be played in a bio-secure environment. It is pertinent to mention here that twenty-six females will be playing as many as seven practice matches during a 25-day camp which will be coiled up on 22nd July.
PCB opens up the gate of opportunities for women cricketers
Urooj Mumtaz Khan, the chief selector of the Women’s cricket team, utters that the PCB provides a platform for all the determined women to groom their sporting skills representing Pakistan on different forums.
“The Pakistan Cricket Board continues to invest in the women’s game and has provided the desired platform to our elite women cricketers to continue their preparations in a competitive environment for the upcoming ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup next year.
“Our players enter this camp on the back of an intense training camp in Karachi that concluded earlier this month. During the camp, they were pushed to their limits for improvement in all facets of the game. The group remains focused and is eager to continue to train with the same intensity and making the most of this opportunity, as we collectively aim to become strong contenders on the world stage.”Advertisement
The twenty-six women cricketers who will be the participants for Multan’s camp are:
Aliya Riaz, Aiman Anwar, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nahida Khan, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, and Syeda Aroob Shah
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