Monday Sep 25 2017
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Foreign coach to take charge of Pakistan women’s cricket team for NZ series

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Kiwi cricket coach Mark Coles will take charge of Pakistan women's team for the series against New Zealand next month, New Zealand media reported.

Coles, who has coached extensively in the Northern Districts region of New Zealand, was named the new coach of Pakistan women at the suggestion of his friend Mickey Arthur.

Mark Coles. Photo courtesy: Mark Taylor/Stuff

The newly appointed coach will arrive in Lahore in early October for a training camp, before heading to Dubai for the series against New Zealand women.

Pakistan women had a dismal run at the ICC Cricket World Cup in England earlier this year, losing all seven of their matches and finishing eighth in the round robin.

According to Coles, there are simple things that need working on.

“I think they just lost the big moments in those games. They played well, but when the big moments came they couldn't get the job done," quoted him as saying.

"Obviously the public just want them to win, like any international team. The team has been developing really nicely so hopefully we can continue that."

Coles said the latest coaching gig will help his career as a coach, and he hopes to help improve a group of players who are on the rise in women's cricket.

He will be replacing Sabih Azhar, who was the coach of the women’s team during the recent World Cup.