PCB should invest in U-19 players: Wasim Akram

ISLAMABAD: Former cricketer Wasim Akram believes Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) must invest in Under-19 players.

Wasim Akram

The pacer cited the example of cricket greats such as Ramiz Raja, Shoaib Mohammad, Basit Ali, Amir Sohail, Inzamam, Mushtaq Ahmed and Waqar Younis, all of whom are products of U-19 cricket.

Wasim, who was training players in the two-week fast-bowling camp at National Stadium of Karachi, said all the players in the camp are very talented and ready to play good cricket.

“It is up to selectors and PCB now to arrange U-19 and A-Team tours for these players and play them to judge their improvement,” he said while talking to a private news channel.

“I am very happy with the progress of these young bowlers. They are working very hard and are hungry to learn and do as advised,” he said.

He said he also instructed the players to set their own field.

“Field setting is the bowler’s job and not of the captain, a captain can help a young bowler but ultimately it’s the bowler’s job,” he said.

He said he is only adjusting players’ run-ups and making few changes with their action so that they can bowl better and faster.