Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has extended a hand to twenty cricketers for a pre-season camp. These cricketers embody the fourteen centrally contracted men and half dozen further men.
The camp are going to be control at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in metropolis on August nineteen. the primary two days will get into fitness testing and can endure for seventeen days till seventh Gregorian calendar month.
Former West Pakistan Cricket Team skipper Misbah-ul-Haq can take part on the action as support for the NCA coaching job employees. During the camp, the players are going to be place through variety of fielding drills and web sessions, additionally as fitness and different activities revolving around cricket. On the opposite hand, Mahound ruler, Mahound Abbas, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, and Fakhar monkeypod, are exempted from the camp so they will continue their contracts.
The 20-man camp will consist of:
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Non-participating centrally contracted players: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas, and Mohammad Amir.
This conditioning camp is of great significance. The players will undergo strenuous training sessions to prepare for a demanding season, which will see Pakistan spend 30 of their 42 cricket-playing days in Test cricket.
Misbah ul Haq, who has been Pakistan’s most successful captain, understands the arduous demands of the format in this day and age. With the advent of the World Test Championship, the PCB wants Pakistan to turn up with their best red ball game when they face Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series at home.
Ahead of the Sri Lanka series, these players will be a part of the initial rounds of what will be a highly competitive Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. So, this camp will further benefit them in gearing up for an exciting cricketing season.
As five players are already playing active cricket in England and Wales, we have given exemptions to them but they have been advised to return to Pakistan in time to be available for the first round matches of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy. -Zakir Khan, Director International Cricket