LAHORE: The High Performance department of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will hold a month-long camp for elite cricketers who are either not featuring in the HBL-Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2021 or knocking at the doors of international cricket or recently lost their places in the national side.
The camp will commence at the National High Performance Centre in Lahore on Tuesday (today) in which the High Performance coaches will work on various technical and physical aspects of the elite cricketers.
The objective of the camp is to help the elite cricketers in identifying, working and overcoming their technical flaws, to keep the players who are not participating in the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 remain connected and to reward and encourage players who have impressed in the domestic circuit so that they can do better in the next season. National High Performance Centre’s world-class coaches, including Atiq-uz-Zaman, Mohammad Yousuf, Mohsin Kamal, Saqlain Mushtaq, Umar Rasheed, will work with these elite cricketers according to a robust programme.
Director – High Performance, Nadeem Khan said, “This camp is being organised as part of our philosophy and strategy to build the profile of the National High Performance Centre as a developing and finishing school for the cricketers so that our national coaches can extract the required performances at the international stage. This camp has been designed in such a way that the current players who are not part of the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 and may potentially be in contention for the April tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe can remain connected and can hit the ground running when they land in Africa.” Khan said, “As part of our commitment, we have invited players who have recently lost their places in the national side. We believe it is our responsibility and obligation to provide them the necessary coaching support so that they can overcome their deficiencies and stake claims for national recalls.
This camp was always envisaged to take place at the back of an extensive and complete domestic season 2020-21 so that we have more and complete data about the players than before the start of the season.”
Chair of national men’s selection committee, Muhammad Wasim said, “We have organised this camp as part of our plans of working on the technical aspects and improvement of the players dropped from the team. This is an excellent opportunity for these players to work on their shortcomings.” Players invited for the camp are: Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Ahmad Bashir, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Bismillah Khan, Fawad Alam, Hammad Azam, Haris Sohail, Hasan Khan, Imran Butt, Irfanullah, Kamran Ghulam, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nauman Ali, Rehan Afridi, Sajid Khan, Salman Irshad, Saud Shakeel, Tabish Khan, Taj Wali, Usman Salahuddin, Umar Khan and Yasir Shah.
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