PESHAWAR: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has started a 16-day high performance condition camp for women players for the upcoming cricketing season in Abbottabad.

The camp initiated on August 16 and it will continue August 31. The purpose of the camp is to prepare the players for the upcoming domestic and international assignments.

The PCB said the female players will also spend a day at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul on August 28. Regular players of Pakistan women cricket team and youngsters have been invited to the camp. The young female players will be prepared for the Pakistan-A team which will tour Sri Lanka in October.

The coaching staff will also be prepared for the upcoming tours in the camp. The players for the camp have been selected by the national selection committee. The national women’s cricket team will play series with Bangladesh and England.

Chief Selector Urooj Mumtaz said the camp has been organised to identify top 30 players at the start of the season. She said the players will work on their skills in all three departments of the game. She said junior players have also been brought to the camp to help the Pakistan-A team.

“We have managed to schedule a day for the players at the Kakul Academy. The players will be spending the day as cadets to experience their daily routine,” said Urooj Mumtaz. She said the idea is to give a different experience to the players and help them understand the benefits of a disciplined life.

The following players will take part in the high performance conditioning camp: Aliya Riaz, Aroob Shah, Ayesha Naz, Ayesha Zafar, Bibi Nahida, Bismah Maroof, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Huraina Sajjad, Iram Javed, , Javeria Wadood, Jaweria Rauf, Kainat Imtiaz, Kaynat Hafeez, Maham Tariq, Muneeba Ali, Najiha Alvi, Nashra Sundhu, Natalia Parvaiz, Nida Rashid, Omaima Sohail, Rameen Shamim, Saba Nazir, Sadia Iqbal, Sana Mir, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz, Soha Fatima, Tuba Hassan, Waheeda Akhtar.

The camp is a part of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s strategy of further improving the profile of the women’s game while providing the players regular opportunities of excelling at the top-level through strenuous training and practice.