KARACHI  - Pakistan women cricket team is the current Asian champion but still don’t have a dedicated and specialized coaching staff, Nain Abidi told the SportsEncounter on Wednesday.

Talking exclusively with this scribe, Nain Abidi, women team’s vice captain, said that despite the fact that the women cricket team has performed exceedingly well in the recent matches and series the truth is that it only has a master coach which certainly is not enough when the competition is getting tough all the time in international cricket.

She demanded of the Pakistan Cricket Board to appoint full time specialized batting and bowling coaches for the women’s cricket team.

Nain Abidi said: “We are improving with each passing day and our current coach Mohtashim Rasheed is working hard with us. But if we have specialized batting and bowling coaches then we can improve at a faster pace”.

She added, “Pakistan Cricket Board women wing is giving us back-to-back international matches which is helping us very much and is very healthy for Pakistan women cricket”.

Pakistani man’s coach Dav Whatmore is staying in National Cricket Academy (NCA) Lahore and women team usually practice in the nets at the NCA.

When asked about receiving any guidance from the foreign coach, Nain Abidi said, “Yes, some days ago we were doing practice at NCA when Dav Whatmore monitored our progress and gave us some important advice which we implemented and improved a lot”.

It is important to mention here that Pakistani women team will visit Ireland in August 2012 where it will play a tri nation series with host nation and Bangladesh. After the tri-nation series, Pakistan women cricket team will tour England and play four T20 matches before taking part in the Women’s ICC World T20 tournament in September.

Pak women cricketers want specialised coaches