PCB keen on Akram coaching emerging players at camp

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 14, 2012 08:50 hrs

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants former Test captain and fast bowling legend Wasim Akram to coach at a camp for emerging players to be held at Gaddafi Stadium from June 20.

"I hope Wasim can spare some time out of his schedule and give some time for the camp because the players can learn from his experience and skills," said Intikhab Alam, the former Test captain who heads the PCB National Academy affairs.

Wasim has twice held short camps for fast bowlers for the board in the past.

According to the Daily Times, while the board has insisted that Wasim's busy schedule as a commentator, host and consultant in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has prevented them from utilising his services fully, Wasim has time and again said he wished to work with Pakistan players, provided the board invites him properly.

Intikhab said the camp was being set up primarily to shortlist the best talent among the emerging players and give them the opportunity of training with some of the former top players and coaches of the country. (ANI)

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