ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan Super League Peshawar Zalmi champions will launch a Zalmi Digital Camp that would allow young players to be part of their squad.

“Young cricketers will be able to join the programme by making videos of their batting and bowling and uploading these on social media with the hashtag #MGZalmiCamp,” the franchise announced in a press release.

Peshawar’s head coach Darren Sammy, batting mentor Hashim Amla and director cricketing affairs Mohammad Akram will be looking out for new cricketers.

They will review the batting and bowling videos of the young cricketers and the talent which impresses the team management can be part of the squad in the emerging category.

Encouraging the youth in a video message, Sammy said that the Zalmi Digital Camp was a great opportunity for young cricketers to test their skills.

“Make your batting or bowling videos and be a part of Zalmi’s team, he asked the promising players,” Sammy said, while adding Peshawar had already given opportunities to many great emerging cricketers like Hasan Ali and Haider Ali who graduated to the Pakistan team.

Akram said that the players were away from the field due to coronavirus and Zalmi was trying to re-engage them.

“Make your video and send it to us to get a chance to represent Peshawar Zalmi in PSL,” he urged the aspiring players.

Peshawar Zalmi owner Javed Afridi said the digital programme was designed in light of the current situation.

“Young cricketers should take full advantage of this programme so that their talent can reach to the think-tank of Peshawar Zalmi and they can be provided maximum coaching.”

He asked the cricketers to record all the videos individually while implementing all safety guidelines.

Published in Dawn, June 29th, 2020