ISLAMABAD – The cricket coaching academy working under the guidance of legendary swinger Wasim Akram and batsman Muhammad Yousuf is all set to headhunt talented cricket enthusiasts of twin cities for further grooming.
According to the an official communique issued by the the Pakistan’s premier sports coaching academy PACER Cricket Academy (PCA) the Shalimar Cricket ground in Islamabad will be the venue to hunt the future talent
PCA has invited cricket enthusiasts for an open talent hunt program at Shalimar Cricket ground in Islamabad from November 16 to 18, 2014. The academy will kick start its operations in Pakistan through a 3-day talent hunt and training camp. To commemorate the occasion a grand event will be hosted by the PCA team.
The cricket camp under guidance of Wasim Akram, Muhammad Yousuf along with panel of experts from the Pakistan and UK will give first hand coaching and training lessons to young cricket players. Selected players will also go through a 12-week follow-up plan focused on their nutrition, fitness and skill development.
According to the communique, day one will witness open trials of pre-registered cricketers along with a separate practicing net session going on for school students or junior cricketers. Training and coaching will start on the second day for the selected cricketers. The cream of selected cricketers will receive personal tips and coaching from Wasim who will spend the whole three days in the camp with them.
Looking ahead to his involvement, the sultan of swing said that ‘Pakistan boasts of best cricketers in the world. Pacer cricket academy aims to nurture our upcoming talent and give them an opportunity to represent Pakistan on global level. “We are proud to have a squad that includes international superstars such as Javed Miandad, Ramiz Raja, Abdul Qadir, Saqlain Mushtaq, Yasir Arafat, Ata Ur Rehman, Ijaz Ahmad, Shahid Nazir, Mudassar Nazar, Shoaib Akhtar, Shahid Afridi, Muhammad Yousaf, Kamran Akmal, Dirk Nannes (Australia), and Alex Tudor (UK).”
The Launching Ceremony of Pacer Cricket Academy attended by Wasim Akram, Muhammad Yousuf, Yasir Arafat and Ata Ur Rehman, is also being organised on the evening of November 17 at 1969 Lok Versa Islamabad.