Mark Coles has stepped down as Pakistan women’s team head coach, bringing an end to a two-year stint in charge of the side. The New Zealander will return to his country as he has cited family reasons behind the sudden announcement.
Coles was slated to coach Pakistan until the Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia next year, but he has prematurely resigned from his position. Coles’ tenure saw Pakistan achieve victories against Sri Lanka and West Indies and also managing to draw in South Africa.
"It is with a very heavy heart that I have decided to step down from my coaching role, something which I had enjoyed tremendously. However, at this time my family responsibilities are such that they need my undivided attention and focus,” Coles said.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has appointed current batting coach of the team Iqbal Imam as the interim head coach for the home series against Bangladesh later this month.