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Nahida Khan Named as Manager of Pakistan Women’s Team

Manager of Pakistan Women’s Team: Former international cricketer Nahida Khan has been named as the manager of the Pakistan women’s team for the upcoming South Africa women’s series, which is set to commence in Karachi on 1 September.

Nahida Khan Appointed as Manager of Pakistan Women’s Team

Notably, Nahida has been appointed for the South Africa series only, while Ayesha Ashhar will return as the team manager for Asian Games.

PCB in their official statement said: “36-year-old Nahida, who represented Pakistan in 120 matches, scored 2,014 runs and took one wicket, retired from international cricket in June this year. In a brief coaching stint, Nahida worked as the assistant coach of Blasters in the Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament held in Karachi from 19 May to 4 June”.

“Previously, she deputised head coach Taufiq Umar’s Amazons side, which won the Women’s League exhibition matches 2-1 against Super Women in March”.

“In the team management, Nahida will be joined by another former international cricketer Kamran Hussain, who will replace Saleem Jaffar as bowling coach. Mauhtashim Rashid, who had previously worked as head coach of the women’s team, is named interim head coach of the national side for South Africa and Asian Games after Mark Coles resigned from the post last week”.

Debuting in February 2009 against Sri Lanka, Nahida went on to represent Pakistan in three Cricket World Cups (2013, 2017 and 2022) and in four T20 World Cups (2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018).

Nahida Khan announced her retirement from international cricket following a 14-year career for her country on June 15, 2023.

The South Africa women’s tour of Sri Lanka will begin on September 1 where a total of 3 T20Is and 3 ODIs will be played. All 6 matches of the series will be played at National Stadium, Karachi.

Player support personnel

  • Manager – Nahida Khan
  • Interim head coach – Mauhtashim Rashid
  • Bowling coach – Kamran Hussain
  • Batting coach – Taufiq Umar
  • Strength and conditioning coach – Muhammad Asfand Yar
  • Analyst – Zubair Ahmed
  • Physiotherapist – Rifat Asghar Gill
  • Media manager – Syed Nazir Ahmed

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