As temperature soars, PCB invites 26 women cricketers for training in Multan
As the temperature starts soaring in Pakistan and the summer heat is forecast to reach its peak, the Pakistan Cricket Board Thursday invited 26 women cricketers for a High Performance Camp that too in Multan, which is notorious for its harsh and hot weather in summers.
According to a PCB media release, the 25-day camp will begin on May 29 during which they will undergo skills and fitness training at the Inzamam-ul-Haq High Performance Centre and will play as many as seven practice matches.
The temperature in Multan is forecast to remain hot with the maximum temperature reaching 46 degrees.
The PCB under its current management is seemingly a lost cause as it has time and again taken such a decision that would last long negative impact on Pakistan cricket.
This camp is another way of the board to show how much they have the know-how of Pakistan and its cricket.
According to the PCB, it is their effort to provide quality facilities to the national women’s team to continue their preparation for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifiers later this year and the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in early 2022.
The camp will be held in a bio-secure environment. The players and support staff will undergo pre-arrival Covid-19 tests today. Those testing negative will assemble at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore for their departure to Multan via road. The players and support staff will be tested on their arrival in Multan and will undergo isolation.
Those who test negative will commence training in groups from 31 May. The groups will be allowed to train together as a unit subject to testing negative for the third time in the 4 June test. The camp will conclude on June 22.
Players invited for the camp: Aliya Riaz, Aiman Anwar, Anam Amin, Ayesha Naseem, Ayesha Zafar, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Iram Javed, Javeria Khan, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali Siddiqui, Nahida Khan, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz and Syeda Aroob Shah.