KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Javeria Khan has been named as leader of a multi-nation Women’s Global Development Squad that will play six Twenty20 matches on a tour of England, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Thursday.
The tour will last a week and will include players from seven countries feature.
“The International Cricket Council announced the third WGDS squad today, as part of its continued efforts to provide exposure to players from outside the leading countries and improve the standard of the women’s game,” according to a press release.
The squad includes players from Scotland (leg-spinner Abtaha Maqsood, medium-pace bowler Hannah Rainey and batter Becky Glen), Bangladesh (fast bowling all-rounder Jahanara Alam and top-order batter Fargana Hoque), Papua New Guinea (wicketkeeper Brenda Tau and all-rounder Ravini Oa), Germany (left-handed all-rounder Christina Gough), Ireland (leg-spinner Celeste Raack), The Netherlands (top-order bat Denise van Deventer) and America (batter Sugetha Chandhrasekar).
“I find it a real honour to be selected as the captain of the Women’s Global Development Squad,”said Khan, adding “It has always been my desire to experience such opportunities and I am sure this new and exciting opportunity will pave the way for a lot of learning which will help me further improve my game. I aim to pass on my experience to the members of my squad while at the same time I would look at improving my own game in terms of both the mental side and skillset.”