PCB to hold all-rounders camp after Eid

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS - SPORTS REPORTER

LAHORE—The Pak­istan Cricket Board (PCB) will be hold­ing an all-rounders camp after Eid to find the likes of Ab­dul Raz­zaq and Azhar Mah­mood.

Talk­ing to me­dia per­sons PCB of­fi­cial said that sev­eral play­ers in re­cent times have tried to be­come reg­u­lar all­rounders but they have failed to fill the vac­uum cre­ated by Ab­dul Raz­zaq and Azhar Mah­mood.He said the Chief se­lec­tor In­za­mam-ul-Haq has also un­der­lined the need to find suit­able all-rounders.

The PCB se­lec­tion com­mit­tee found it dif­fi­cult to cat­e­go­rize the likes of An­war Ali and Bi­lawal Bhatti as reg­u­lar all-rounders.

He said the PCB can­not hope and wait for an all­rounder to pop up.

“PCB wants to start groom­ing all-rounders. PCB has asked re­gional coaches to send names of play­ers who are all-rounders, even in the Un­der-19 and Un­der-17 cat­e­gories, so that all pos­si­ble can­di­dates can be given max­i­mum chances,” he said.

Ja­pan’s Kei Nishikori cel­e­brates after beat­ing France’s Julien Ben­neteau in their se­cond round match of Wim­ble­don on Thurs­day.

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