LAHORE - A training camp for Pakistan women cricket team will commence from September 10 here at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) to prepare the team for three upcoming assignments including Twenty20 World Cup.

The national women team will be playing three back-to-back tough events with the tour of Bangladesh, where it will play four Twenty20 and One-Day International matches from September 28 to October 10. From Bangladesh, it will fly to Malaysia to play two matches of the ICC Women Championship against Australia, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) spokesman here on Monday.

"From Malaysia, the team will leave for the West Indies to feature in the most challenging assignment, the Twenty20 World Cup being played from November 9 to 24," he said. He added that a strong combination will be picked to put up decent show in all three events, which are tough and will be a test of our team.

To a query, he said that Pakistan women team's coach and batting consultant Andy Richards will be joining the team at the camp. "His presence and guidance will be a big source to lift the performance of players besides infusing new confidence in the team to perform up to the expectations in these important competitions."

He said the PCB is taking every measure to lift the fortune of the women cricket team and to put it on the road to success. "Hiring the services of a foreign coach is part of the PCB endeavour to prepare a new-look team to give encouraging results in the international events abroad," he added.

He said that women players are full of talent and promise and with proper training, they can perform wonders for the country. "The progress graph of women cricket is at rise and with each passing day, young girls are taking up cricket as a sport which indicates a bright future of women cricket in the country," he added.