David Hemp is the new head coach of the Pakistan women's cricket team ©Getty Images

Former Bermuda captain David Hemp has been appointed head coach of the Pakistan women's cricket team.

The 49-year-old former Glamorgan and Warwickshire batsman succeeds Mark Coles, who resigned from the position 12 months ago for personal reasons.

Hemp, who played 271 first-class matches during his career, will be tasked with guiding Pakistan to the 2022 Women's World Cup at next year's qualifier.

He joins Pakistan following stints in Australia, where he coached the Melbourne Stars and Victoria in Australia's Women's Big Bash League from 2015 to 2020.

"The Pakistan Cricket Board is pleased to have appointed David Hemp as Pakistan national women’s team head coach," said Urooj Mumtaz, chief selector of Pakistan women's team. 

"David brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge, more importantly around women’s cricket development, which is extremely critical to our strategy as part of our endeavour to increase the pool of cricketers and also help them top rise to the level of the front-running international sides.

"David has worked for five years in Australia with the Melbourne and Victoria women’s sides and he is a perfect fit for the role we were looking for as he will be able to use that experience and knowledge to translate into our system that will ultimately benefit Pakistan women’s cricket."

Hemp takes over from batting coach Iqbal Imam, who held the role on an interim basis following Coles' departure in 2019.

Pakistan are double Asian Games champions in women's cricket but have struggled on the international scene, finishing bottom of the group at the 2013 and 2017 Women's World Cups.