David Hemp named head coach of Pakistan women’s national cricket team

Former Bermuda Skipper David Hemp has been named new coach for Pakistan’s women national cricket team. Hemp will take the coaching duties from Iqbal Imam, who had succeeded Mark Coles for the post of Head coach.

The 49-year old made his first-class for Glamorgan in the English County Championship in 1991. He was a part of the Glamorgan side that won the Sunday League Championship. He played almost 271 first class matches for county teams like Glamorgan and Warwickshire. Hemp also played for Free State in South Africa’s domestic circuit.

Born in Bermuda, David Hemp represented his national side in 22 one-day internationals. He accumulated 641 runs at an average of 33.73 with one century and four half-centuries to his name.

He did his level 4 cricket coaching certification from the UK and previously coached teams like Melbourne Stars in Women’s Big Bash League between 2015 and 2020. He also was the coach of Victorian women’s cricket team.

Interim Head of Pakistan’s women selection committee, Urooj Mumtaz said that Hemp has a five year experience of coaching in Australia and worked with franchises like Melbourne Stars in Women’s Big Bash League. She stated that Hemp will bring valuable knowledge to the national setup that will benefit out system and raise our standard of women’s cricket across the country.

David Hemp will join the illustrious coaching staff of Grant Bradburn, Mohammad Yusuf, Mohammad Zahid, Atiq-uz-Zaman and Saqlain Mushtaq at National High Performance Center in Lahore. Hemp will certainly enjoy all the facilities and will be looking to work for betterment of Pakistan’s women national cricket team.

Among 38 applicants applied for the post of head coach for Pakistan women’s national cricket team. 18 Foreign coaches from different countries submitted their applications. The final interviews by conducted by Wasim Khan, Urooj Mumtaz and Grant Bradburn. It will interesting to see how Hemp goes as a head coach of Pakistan’s women national cricket team.

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