Catherine Dalton has broken barriers by making history as the first female coach in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Certified as an ECB Level 3 advanced coach, her appointment as the fast-bowling coach for Multan Sultans is a significant step forward in promoting gender diversity in cricket.
Dalton, a 30-year-old with international playing experience, has represented Ireland in four ODIs and four T20Is. Her transition into coaching has been notable, with previous coaching roles in the UK and India. Her journey includes working with young Pakistani fast bowlers such as Mohammad Ilyas, Sameen Gul, Arshad Iqbal, and Under-19 players.
Notably, Dalton has contributed her expertise to the National Fast-Bowling Academy in the UK and the Ultimate Pace Foundation in India. Her dedication to coaching and her extensive experience in grooming fast bowlers make her a valuable addition to the Multan Sultans coaching staff.
This historic appointment not only highlights the growing recognition of women in cricket but also underscores the importance of diversity in coaching roles, which can bring fresh perspectives and approaches to the game. Catherine Dalton’s journey as a pioneering coach sets an inspiring example for women in cricket and opens doors for more inclusive participation in the sport.