South Africa Women’s Series: Nahida Khan appointed manager of cricket team
Lahore: Former international cricketer Nahida Khan has been appointed as the manager of the Pakistan women’s team for the upcoming South Africa women’s series, which is scheduled to begin in Karachi from September 1.
Nahida has been appointed only for the South Africa series, while Ayesha Asher will return as team manager for the Asian Games.
Nahida, 36, who represented Pakistan in 120 matches, scoring 2,014 runs and taking one wicket, retired from international cricket in June this year. In a brief coaching stint, Nahida served as the Blasters’ assistant coach in the Pakistan Cup women’s cricket tournament held in Karachi from 19 May to 4 June. Earlier, she deputized for head coach Taufeeq Umar in the Amazon team, which won a Women’s League exhibition match 2-1 against Super Women in March.
Along with Nahida, the team management will also include another former international cricketer Kamran Hussain, who will replace Salim Jaffer as the bowling coach. Mahtashim Rashid, who previously served as the head coach of the women’s team, has been named the interim head coach of the national team for South Africa and the Asian Games after Mark Coles resigned from the post last week.
Player Support Personnel: Nahida Khan (Manager), Mohtashim Rashid (Interim Head Coach), Kamran Hussain (Bowling Coach), Taufiq Umar (Batting Coach), Muhammad Asfand Yar (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Zubair Ahmed (Analyst), Rifat Asghar Gill (Physiotherapist) and Syed Nazir Ahmed (Media Manager).
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