David Hemp takes over as Pakistan women’s coach

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ICC: (October 2, 2020) David Hemp, the former Bermuda and Glamorgan captain, has been appointed head coach of the Pakistan women’s team.

Hemp, who played 22 ODIs for Bermuda and 271 first-class games, has previously coached Melbourne Stars at the Women’s Big Bash League and the Victorian women’s team. He is a qualified UK level four coach, who also had a coaching role with Australia™s team for cricketers with an intellectual disability, and was the director of coaching at Scotch College.

“The PCB is pleased to have appointed David Hemp as Pakistan national women™s team head coach,” Urooj Mumtaz, chief selector of Pakistan women’s team, said. “David brings with him wealth of experience and knowledge, more importantly around women™s cricket development, which is extremely critical to our strategy as part of our endeavour to increase the pool of cricketers and also help them top rise to the level of the front-running international sides.

“David has worked for five years in Australia with the Melbourne and Victoria women™s sides and he is a perfect fit for the role we were looking for as he will be able to use that experience and knowledge to translate into our system that will ultimately benefit Pakistan women™s cricket.

“I am sure our players will make optimum use of David™s expertise and strict work ethics, while I am sure David will have an enjoyable time when he relocates to Pakistan to join the elite company of illustrious coaching staff of Atiq-uz-Zaman, Grant Bradburn, Mohammad Yousuf, Mohammad Zahid and Saqlain Mushtaq at our National High Performance Centre.”

Hemp will take over from Iqbal Imam and his first assignment will be the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier next year.

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