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Coles concerned about state of Pakistan women's cricket

National team head coach laments lack of bench strength

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Pakistan Women's Team Head Coach Mark Coles is concerned about the current state of their cricket, especially due to lack of bench strength.

While talking at the National Stadium in Karachi, Coles voiced his concerns about the women's game.

"We don't have adequate bench strength which is why we have to rely on the current bunch of available players," said Coles. "This is a worrying factor as all other cricket playing nations are progressing at a swift pace as compared to us."

Coles also talked about the initiatives required to improve women's cricket in Pakistan.

"We need to find substitutes for our senior players by working on the grass root level," he said. "I have given my recommendations to the Pakistan Cricket Board but it is now up to them to implement them."

He also spoke about the fitness level of the team by stating: "We need time to take our fitness standards to the desired level but we are working extensively in this regard.”

Pakistan team will begin preparing for the upcoming T20I and ODI series against the West Indies in a training camp, starting on Thursday.

"We will look to improve our game in all three departments - batting, bowling and fielding, " he said. "We are hopeful about putting up a good show in series against Windies."