Former Bermudian cricketer David Hemp has been appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan women’s national cricket team.
David Hemp had previously coached the Melbourne Stars’ and Victorian women’s cricket teams in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League between 2015 and 2020.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in a press release said: “Hemp is a qualified UK level four coach who has had a coaching role with Australia’s team for cricketers with an intellectual disability called ‘Premier Cricket’s Prahran’ and was the director of coaching at Scotch College.”
I cannot wait to arrive in Pakistan and begin working with the team: David Hemp, the newly-appointed head coach of the women's national team pic.twitter.com/Xy7RpjM3bj
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 2, 2020
Urooj Mumtaz, Acting Head of Pakistan Women’s Wing, said: “The PCB is pleased to have appointed David Hemp as Pakistan national women’s team head coach. David brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, more importantly around women’s cricket development, which is extremely critical to our strategy as part of our endeavour to increase the pool of cricketers and also help them rise to the top level.”
It must be noted that Hemp replaces Iqbal Imam who took over New Zealand’s Mark Coles as head coach.
He played 271 first-class matches and scored over 15,000 runs for Glamorgan, Free State and Warwickshire.
He also represented Bermuda in 22 one-day internationals from 2006 to 2009, scoring 641 runs with a century and four half-centuries.
Hemp is a qualified UK level four coach who has had a coaching role with Australia’s team for cricketers with an intellectual disability called ‘Premier Cricket’s Prahran’ and was the director of coaching at Scotch College.
However, Pakistan will feature in the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier next year for the event proper that will take place in New Zealand in 2022.