Peshawar Zalmi is pleased to announce the commencement of a training camp at Lahore’s National Cricket Academy (July 15- July 25).
After a series of trails all over KPK, the Peshawar Zalmi selectors and management have selected 27 talented U19 players who will showcase their skills in the camp.
Besides the Zalmi coaching staff, NCA coaches and trainers will work closely with the players and gauge their talent for top flight cricket.
The players will be eventually trimmed down to a squad of 16 based on their performance in the camp. These 16 players will travel to various parts of the country and play matches with established academies. Former Pakistan captain and legendary batsman Mohammad Yousuf is also expected to spend time with the players during the camp.
Tours to Lahore and Karachi and games with academies in these two cities are part of the plan for the Peshawar Zalmi Academy outfit. The talent pool will not only serve as a back-up to the franchise, it will also be useful for both NCA and other franchises and regions across the country.
Director Cricket Peshawar Zalmi Mohammad Akram is happy with the progress that the franchise has made in recent months and hopes that the endeavour will go a long way in providing talent depth to the country.
“We are pleased with the progress we have made, there’s a proper process through which these 27 players have emerged. We conducted trials all over KPK and now are providing a possibly game changing opportunity to these youngsters by arranging a camp at NCA. The players will learn up close what it takes to play top level cricket and the facilities at NCA will only help them improve their game. At the same time the NCA staff will also identify talent that can not only serve Peshawar Zalmi but be useful to the senior team in the years ahead.”