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Mark Coles steps down as head coach of Pakistan Women’s Cricket Team


The head coach of Pakistan’s Women Cricket team, Mark Coles has resigned because of some family reasons, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirms on Thursday. He will return to his home New Zealand in next week.

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The PCB has given impermanent control of the team to the team’s batting coach Iqbal Imam and his first task will be the home series against Bangladesh beginning on October 26 in Lahore and will end on November 4.

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“It is with a substantial heart that I have chosen to step down from my coaching job, something which I had enjoyed massively,” Coles said. “However, as of now, my family duties are such that they need my full focus and core interest. I have been contemplating this for quite a while and considering Pakistan has some basic assignments in the following couple of months, I thought it was reasonable for the side I pass on my choice to the Pakistan Cricket Board with the goal that they have sufficient opportunity to find a substitution.”

“I have altogether made the most of my stay in Lahore and working with the women’s team just as each one of the individuals who are related with women’s cricket,” he added. “It has been especially satisfying to see a portion of the young girls develop in stature and make their group and nation glad. I will miss working with every one of these young girls and will consistently remain their supporter and well-wisher. I have no questions the Pakistan national women’s team will keep on gaining upward progress.”

Coles had been serving the women’s team since October 2017 and he had a contact till next year’s ICC Women’s T20I World Cup. With just five months remain for the T20I World Cup, it will be tough job for the management to re-arrange the team.

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