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Cricket: National women’s camp

LAHORE: The national women’s team will converged in Karachi from today (27th of January) to start the final phase of their preparations for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup that will be staged in New Zealand from 4 March till 3 April.

The Bismah Maroof-led side will undergo skills and fitness training sessions and play four inter-squad matches at the State Bank Stadium before their departure for New Zealand on 9 February.

For the practice matches, the management has also added six U16 boys for 12-a-side competitions.

All squad members will undergo on arrival testing and those who return negative results will be integrated into Managed Event Environment, as per the PCB’s Covid-19 protocols.

Following the second testing on the third day of the camp, the squad members will be allowed indoor interactions.

Wicketkeeper Sidra Nawaz will join the camp after completing her isolation as she tested positive in the home-based testing on Monday.

For all queries related to the national women’s team, please contact Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (0304 0557586), the media and digital content manager for the Women’s World Cup.

The Pakistan Cricket Board will provide the visuals of daily camp activities.

Pakistan squad: Bismah Maroof (captain), Nida Dar (vice-captain), Aiman Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Anam Amin, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Ghulam Fatima, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali, Nahida Khan, Nashra Sandhu, Omaima Sohail, Sidra Amin and Sidra Nawaz

Traveling reserves: Iram Javed, Najiha Alvi and Tuba Hassan

Player support personnel: Aisha Jalil (team manager), David Hemp (head coach), Arshad Khan (assistant coach), Kamran Hussain (assistant coach), Saboor Ahmad (strength and conditioning coach), Zubair Ahmad (analyst), Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (media and digital content manager) and Rifat Asghar Gill (Physiotherapist)

Pakistan’s fixtures at ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022:
6 March – Pakistan v India at Bay Oval, Tauranga
8 March – Pakistan v Australia at Bay Oval, Tauranga
11 March – Pakistan v South Africa at Bay Oval, Tauranga
14 March – Pakistan v Bangladesh at Seddon Park, Hamilton
21 March – Pakistan v West Indies at Seddon Park, Hamilton
24 March – Pakistan v England at Hagley Oval, Christchurch
26 March – Pakistan v New Zealand at Hagley Oval, Christchurch. | YouTube Channel

Sidra Karim

Sociology graduate Sidra Karim is currently working as co-coordinator/host for Ibex Media House and contributes to on a myriad of themes particularly art and literature. Earlier she was associated as Poetry Writer with Hamari Web.Com and Screen Playwright with Kawish. As a social worker she remained associated with Smart Urban Forest for a considerable period.