Mark Coles resigns as head coach of the Pakistan women’s team. Pakistan’s white-ball series against South Africa will begin at home on September 1.
Mark Coles has resigned as head coach of the Pakistan women’s side owing to personal reasons. According to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). The departure of New Zealand cricket coach comes before of Pakistan’s forthcoming historic white-ball series against South Africa, which is due to begin on September 1 at home.
In 2017, the New Zealand cricket coach appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan women’s cricket team on a trial basis. The agreement was in effect until the conclusion of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. However, he resigned from his position in 2019 owing to family obligations.
Chosen as head coach of Scotland’s women’s national cricket team. Under his leadership, Scotland won the 2021 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier. Qualifying for the 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier but failed to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
He was chosen head coach of Scotland’s women’s national cricket team in 2021. Scotland won the 2021 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier under his leadership, allowing them to qualify for the 2022 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier but failing to qualify for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
In January 2022, Coles announced his resignation as Scotland’s head coach. In April 2023, he re-appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan women’s team on a two-year contract.
“The PCB would like to thank Mark Coles for his brief stint on the women’s side and wishes him the best in his future endeavors.” Mark Coles’ replacement will be announced in due course,” PCB said in a statement.
Pakistan Women’s to host South Africa for the first time
Pakistan women will host South Africa for the first time in 2023-24 to kick off their international cricket season. The series, which includes three T20Is and three ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 ODIs, will be played in Karachi from September 1 to September 14.
Pakistan’s home series against South Africa is one of five ICC Women’s Championship series scheduled for the 2023-24 season. The Women in Green will perform in Bangladesh in October, followed by a performance in New Zealand in November 2023. Pakistan will also play 15 ICC Women’s Championship ODIs and 17 T20Is over the course of a year.