Pakistan Cricket Board Women High-Performance Camp Concludes in Abbottabad
The two-week duration of Pakistan Women’s Cricket’s high-performance camp concludes in Abbottabad for the upcoming scheduled Pakistan-Bangladesh series tour and the Pakistan-A to Sri Lanka team. The Women Performance Camp concluded on Saturday in lush and green Abbottabad. The Pakistan Cricket Board’s high-performance conditioning camp to prepare the players for the upcoming cricket season involved 30 women of cricket.
The camp aimed to prepare players for the upcoming national and international tasks. A tough international season awaits Pakistan with series against Bangladesh and England, culminating in the T20 Women’s ICC World Cup to be played in Australia in March next year.
During the camp, players also spent a day at the Kakul Military Academy on August 28. In addition to regular Pakistani players, the youths invited to the camp for the opportunity to claim their selection in Pakistan’s ‘A’ squad that runs through Sri Lanka in October.
Participants in the camp have selected by the women’s national team committee, headed by former Pakistani skipper Urooj Mumtaz.
Former Pakistani players Asmavia Iqbal and Marina Iqbal are the other two members of the panel.
The camp would also assist the technical staff as they try to prepare high-level, high-level, “A” robust equipment for upcoming engagements.
The camp was part of PCB’s strategy to further improve the profile of the women’s game while giving players regular opportunities to excel at the highest level through strenuous training and practice.
Chief coach Urooj Mumtaz said that It’s essential that we identify our top 30 players at the start of the season.
Urooj Mumtaz Said
“We celebrate this camp to work on our skills in the game’s three departments,” adding, “We’ve selected some junior players who can help build the team”A” that will tour Sri Lanka in October.”
She said the main focus was on the players who were in the fight for the national team series against the Bangladesh team.
Players spent the day as cadets to experience their daily routine, she revealed.
The idea was to give players a different experience and help them understand the benefits of a disciplined life and a routine with strenuous training that should help broaden the scope of their thinking, she added.
This activity, she said, would help them learn and observe a different lifestyle while focusing on traits such as determination, stamina, and focus.
“The combination of players allowed the gap to be closed at the national level, as well as providing healthy competition within the group,” she said, adding, “The camp also helped coaches identify potential players and assess their skills and I really believe that this camp was a wonderful opportunity for our young generation and future players to prepare for the next season.”
Players Participated in High-Performance Camp
The following are the players who participated in the high-performance conditioning camp which named as Aliya Riaz, Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naz, Ayesha Zafar, Bibi Nahida, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Huraina Sajjad, Iram Javed, Javeria Wadood, Raueria Jaw Imtiaz , Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Rashid, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Soha Fatima, and Tuba Hasan.
Official Included in High-Performance Camp
Officials that included are Physio – Dr Rifat Asghar Gill, A-team coach Shahid Anwar, head coach Mark Coles, batting coach – Iqbal Imam, manager – Aisha Jalil, coach – Gemaal Hussain, and Physio – Sajida Fajar.