Junaid Khan gets key role as PCB announces coaching staff for Women’s T20 Asia Cup

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A four-day training camp for the Pakistan women’s cricket team commenced at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre in Karachi on Wednesday morning, in preparation for the upcoming ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2024.

The women’s national selection committee has invited 28 cricketers to this camp to assess their performances before finalizing the squad for the tournament in Dambulla, Sri Lanka.

During the camp, players will engage in practice sessions at the High-Performance Centre on Friday and participate in T20 practice matches at the Moin Khan Academy on Thursday and Saturday. Abdur Rehman and Hanif Malik are supervising the camp.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has also announced the team management for the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2024. Muhammad Wasim will serve as the head coach, with former Test bowlers Abdur Rehman and Junaid Khan appointed as the spin bowling and assistant coaches, respectively.

The eight-team ACC Women’s T20 Asia Cup is set to take place in Dambulla, Sri Lanka, from July 19 to 28. Pakistan is in Group ‘A’ alongside India, Nepal, and the UAE. They will play against arch-rivals India on the tournament’s opening day, followed by matches against Nepal on July 21 and the UAE on July 23.

The players invited to the camp are:

Aliya Riaz, Anoosha Nasir, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Dua Majid, Eyman Fatima, Fatima Sana, Gull Feroza, Humna Bilal, Iram Javed, Maham Manzoor, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Quratulain, Rameen Shamim, Sadaf Shamas, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Syeda Aroob Shah, Tasmia Rubab, Tuba Hassan, Yusra Amir, Umm-e-Hani, and Waheeda Akhtar.

The player support personnel for the ACC Women’s Asia Cup 2024 include Hina Munawar (manager), Muhammad Wasim (head coach), Abdur Rehman (spin bowling coach), Junaid Khan (assistant coach), Hanif Malik (fielding coach), Rabia Siddiq (physiotherapist), a strength and conditioning coach (to be confirmed), and Waleed Ahmed (analyst).

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