Amir, Imad return as PCB announces 29 players for Kakul fitness camp

The camp is set to be held from March 26 and will conclude on April 8

By Web Desk
March 25, 2024
Imad Wasim (R) performed well during the recent PSL 9. - PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday announced that 29 players will take part in a fitness camp in Kakul, Abbottabad. 

After taking back retirement recently, all-rounder Imad Wasim and pacer Mohammad Amir have been called up. Meanwhile, batter Usman Khan, one of the top performers of PSL 9, has also been included.  

The camp is set to be held from March 26 and will conclude on April 8. The players will report in the camp later today.

“The camp, organised in collaboration with the Pakistan Army, is strategically designed to prepare the players for the upcoming series and tournaments, including the home T20I series against New Zealand, the away T20I series against Ireland and England, and the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup in USA and West Indies,” the PCB said in a press release.

“The camp will focus on team building and aims to enhance the physical and mental strength of the players, ensuring they are in the best condition to face the challenges ahead.

“Under the guidance of experienced trainers and coaches, the players will undergo a comprehensive training regime tailored to elevate their fitness levels, agility, leadership and strategic thinking and overall performance on the field.”

It must be noted that Pakistan team is currently without a coaching staff but PCB Chairman Mohsin Naqvi on Sunday stated that the management was working on it. He said that the PCB was making a proper panel for the coaches which is in the final stages.

Naqvi said that there will be national as well as international coaches for the national team, which will be finalised in four to five days.

Players called up for camp:

Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Saim Ayub, Fakhar Zaman, Sahibzada Farhan, Haseebullah, Saud Shakeel, Usman Khan, Mohammad Haris, Salman Ali Agha, Azam Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Irfan Khan Niazi, Shadab Khan, Imad Wasim, Usama Mir, Mohammad Nawaz, Mehran Mumtaz, Abrar Ahmed, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Ali, Zaman Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Aamir Jamal, Haris Rauf and Mohammad Amir.