The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has organized a High-Performance Skill and Training Program for national Under-19 cricketers at the National Cricket Academy (NCA), Lahore. A contingent of 17 players – comprising members of the Pakistan side who are coming afresh from whitewashing South Africa U-19 in a seven-match ODI series.
A six-week-long camp has been divided into two phases as the players will discuss their upcoming assignments followed by their performance in the last concluded series. The highly-trained coaches will analyze the performances of the players in South Africa and will also focus on enhancing the physical skills of the participants with extensive sessions on all three facets of the game.
PCB’s idea behind this effort is to groom players for forthcoming major events, like the Asia Cup in September and the next year’s ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. “We have a talented lot who is keen to work hard to get better. They are good learners and try to gain as much as they can,” senior General Manager of NCA Ali Zia said.