Train players to compete fearlessly: PCB tells coaches

By Muhammad Asif Khan - September 21, 2019

Karachi: During the first round of the revamped Quaid-e-Azam trophy, the unsatisfactory rate of scoring runs has caught the attention of observers and of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), which gave fresh directives to managements of participating outfits.

As per the information available to this correspondent, after a deliberation between domestic cricket department, Misbah-ul-Haq and regional teams’ officials the PCB emphasised that the new era of Pakistan cricket aims at preparing young players on professional footing.

Furthermore, the coaching staff of regional outfits were apprised about the policy of the newly inducted chief selector and head coach Misbahul Haq which, according to the source privy to the development, is to train players without being selfish.

“The coaches were told that fitness and skills set should be given special attention with a positive frame of mind to give special emphasis on strike rate of batsmen”, the source said

“The regional outfits also have a very important task to groom younger players therefore to give them the international feel, as they would be the future, instructions to work on their mental attributes and confidence level have also been passed on”, the source added

All three matches of the first round of Quaid e Azam trophy ended in a high scoring draws. Batsmen dominated with two double tons and seven centuries at three centres.

By Muhammad Asif Khan

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