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Atiq-uz-Zaman appointed interim Head Coach of Lancashire Women

Atiq-uz-Zaman appointed interim Head Coach of Lancashire Women

Former Pakistan international takes charge

Lancashire Cricket is pleased to confirm the appointment of former Pakistan international Atiq-uz-Zaman as Lancashire Women’s interim Head Coach for 2019.

Atiq, who played a Test match and three ODIs for Pakistan, will replace Dan Atkinson who has stepped back from the position for 12 months to focus on his coaching duties with Myerscough Cricket College and the Club would like to thank him for his service over the past six years.

The former wicket-keeper is currently Head Coach of Pakistan First-Class side Sui Southern Gas Company and the Punjab cricket team. In addition to this, he has worked as a Fielding Coach for Pakistan Super League Franchise, Lahore Qalanders and as a Wicket Keeping Coach at the National Cricket Academy, in Lahore.

The 43-year-old was also part of the coaching set-up for the Lancashire Cricket U19s side that won the Six Counties Championship last season.

After being appointed interim Head Coach, Atiq-uz-Zaman said: “I am thrilled to have been named as interim Head Coach of Lancashire Women.

“The hard work has already started ahead of a busy season and it has been great to work with such a highly talented squad.

“I am very familiar with the Red Rose having already coached with the Lancashire U13s and U19s set-up last season, I hope that we can enjoy another successful season.”

Following a T20 and One-Day domestic double under the guidance of Atkinson in 2017, Lancashire Women finished sixth and fourth in the table respectively last term.

Stephen Titchard, Performance Manager for Lancashire Cricket, added: “We are delighted to have been able to appoint somebody with the international experience of Atiq.

“He knows the Club well and he will be supported by a coaching team which will be confirmed before the beginning of the season. We are looking forward to an important campaign.”

Lancashire Women will start the 2019 season with an away trip to play Hampshire on Sunday 5 May.

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