In a historic move for cricket, Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise Multan Sultans proudly announced the appointment of former Irish cricketer, Catherine Dalton, as their fast bowling coach. This groundbreaking decision marks a significant milestone in the world of cricket, as Dalton becomes the first-ever female coach in the league’s history.
Dalton, an England Cricket Board (ECB) certified Level 3 coach, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role. Her impressive coaching journey includes stints at esteemed institutions such as the National Fast Bowling Academy in the UK, the Rajasthan Cricket Association, and the Ultimate Pace Foundation in India.
Having previously collaborated with several Multan Sultan players during her two prior visits to Pakistan, Dalton expressed her excitement at officially joining forces with the franchise in the PSL. She acknowledged the gravity of the moment, recognising the trailblazing nature of a being the first female fast bowling coach in a major men’s T20 franchise.
Currently, Dalton is actively engaged with Multan Sultans’ youth academy in Lodhran, showcasing her dedication to nurturing emerging talent. Her deep commitment to player development is evident in her previous work, and the franchise’s decision to appoint her as the fast bowling coach is a testament to her exceptional coaching prowess.
Multan Sultans CEO, Ali Khan Tareen, commended Catherine Dalton’s invaluable contributions to the youth academies associated with the franchise. He underscored that her track record and dedication to player development spoke volumes about her capabilities. Tareen eagerly looks forward to witnessing Dalton extend her skills and expertise to the main team, as her appointment ushers in a new era for cricket coaching.
The cricketing world watches with anticipation as Catherine Dalton takes her place in history, breaking barriers and paving the way for future generations of coaches in the sport. Her appointment is not just a milestone for Multan Sultans, but a significant leap forward for cricket as a whole.
Main Photo Caption: In a trailblazing moment for women in cricket, Catherine Dalton has been appointed as Multan Sultans’ first female fast bowling coach in the PSL. Photo: Catherine Dalton on X
Photo 2 Caption: An accomplished cricketer herself, Dalton has a fine knowledge of the game, a specialist on both sides of the action out in the middle. Photo: Catherine Dalton on Instagram
Photo 3 Caption: The Multan Sultans update says it all: “An @ECB_cricket certified Level 3 Advanced Coach, Dalton has previously held coaching positions in the National Fast Bowling Academy in the UK and the Ultimate Pace Foundation in India. Having coached MS Academy players to greatness, Catherine steps up to become PSL’s first-ever female coach.” Well done Catherine Dalton! Photo: Catherine Dalton in X