For the upcoming South Africa women’s series, which will start in Karachi on September 1, former international cricketer Nahida Khan has been named the squad manager for Pakistan.
will serve as the squad manager for the Asian Games while Nahida has been selected exclusively for the South Africa series.
Nahida, 36, who played 120 times for Pakistan, 2,014 runs, and one wicket, announced her retirement from international cricket in June of this year. Nahida had a brief coaching career. From May 19 to June 4, she served as the Blasters’ assistant coach at the Pakistan Cup Women’s Cricket Tournament in Karachi. She previously filled in for head coach Taufiq Umar’s Amazons team, which defeated Super Women 2-1 in a Women’s League exhibition match in March.
Nahida will be joined in team management by Kamran Hussain, a former international cricketer who will take over for Saleem Jaffar as bowling coach. Following Mark Coles’ resignation from the position last week, Mauhtashim Rashid, who had previously served as the women’s team’s head coach, has been designated the interim head coach of the national team for South Africa and the Asian Games.
Player support staff includes 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, and media manager Syed Nazir Ahmed.