ISLAMABAD: Amazons and Super Women – the two teams locking horns in the Women’s League exhibition matches – held a final training session ahead of their first clash, scheduled on Wednesday.
According to the details, the squads of both teams held a rigorous training session at Islamabad Cricket Club and finalized their preparations for the three exhibition matches, commencing tomorrow.
Furthermore, all 10 foreign players participating in the exhibition games also partook in their respective team’s training sessions.
Taking to Twitter, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared glimpses from the teams’ training session.
“A productive training session. The players are ready to shine at the Women’s League exhibition matches,” wrote PCB.
A productive training session 🏏
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) March 7, 2023
The exhibition matches will be played between Bismah Maroof-led Amazaons and Nida Dar-led Super Women at the Pindi Cricket Stadium on 8, 10 and 11 March ahead of the Pakistan Super League season 8 fixtures.
“The two participating teams are Amazons and Super Women. The women’s matches will start at 1400 PKT and will be played in the lead up to the men’s fixtures in the HBL PSL 8 matches. Peshawar Zalmi will take on Quetta Gladiators and Multan Sultans on 8 and 10 March, respectively, while, Quetta Gladiators will meet Multan Sultans on 11 March,” stated PCB.
“As such, tickets for three men’s HBL PSL matches will be valid for the women’s fixture with the stands on these match days to open three hours before the first ball is bowled,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, a total of 10 leading foreign players from seven countries will represent the two teams during the women’s exhibition games – billed as the soft launch of the Pakistan Women’s League, tentatively planned for September.
Ireland’s Laura Delany, England’s trio of Lauren Winfield-Hill, Maia Bouchier and Tammy Beaumont, and Australia’s Tess Flintoff are part of Amazons.
Sri Lanka’s Chamari Athapaththu, Danni Wyatt of England, Jahanara Alam of Bangladesh, South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt and Lea Tahuhu of New Zealand represents Super Women.