- Alex Hartley, a former England cricketer and member of the 2017 World Cup-winning team, has joined Multan Sultan as a coach
- This marks her first top-level coaching role, and she is set to contribute her expertise to Multan Sultan
- Multan Sultan’s initiative reflects a commitment to gender equality in coaching roles in cricket
Multan Sultan’s pioneering move to include female coaches alongside their male counterparts continues to make waves in the cricket world. After Catherine Dalton’s appointment as the fast bowling coach, the team is now joined by Alex Hartley, marking another significant step forward in promoting gender equality in the sport.
Alex Hartley, a former cricketer who was part of England’s World Cup-winning squad in 2017, recently retired from playing in August. She will not only be contributing to coaching but will also continue her role as a broadcaster on the BBC’s Test Match Special. Additionally, she co-hosts the popular No Balls Podcast alongside England seam bowler Kate Cross.
Hartley brings valuable coaching experience with her Level 2 coaching qualification, although this marks her first top-level coaching role. Previously, she was involved in coaching age-group cricket at Lancashire.
Multan Sultan’s commitment to providing opportunities for women in coaching roles is not only a historic move but also a step towards a more inclusive and diverse cricket environment. It reflects a broader trend in the cricketing world, where women’s roles and contributions to the sport are being increasingly recognized and celebrated. The inclusion of Alex Hartley is yet another testament to the changing landscape of cricket.
Multan Sultan’s initiative reflects a commitment to gender equality in coaching roles in cricket.