PCB to bring in former ace Pakistani cricketers to groom young talent

Shukriya Pakistan

Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is currently pondering over the possibility of hiring former greats to train the young blood in Pakistan cricket.

A source inside PCB told Associated Press of Pakistan that the board wants to train the players in academies across the country to improve their skill set. Director academies Mudassar Nazar had proposed this plan earlier to rope in former players including those who are settled abroad. The PCB has given Mudassar the green signal to go ahead with this initiative.

“The board is seriously considering to hire the services of former players for training young players in cricket academies across the country,” the source said.

“If these former greats agree to train youngsters it’ll give a great boost to the game of cricket in Pakistan,” he said adding that Muddasir had completed his strategy for grooming players.

“The expertise of former players will be hired in phases. In the first phase the board will try to benefit from the experience of Wasim Akram, Aqib Javed, Saqlain Mushtaq, Rashid Latif, Mohammad Yousaf and Mohammad Akram,” he added.