32 U-19 players called up for Junior World Cup training camp

Published July 25, 2021
The tour of Pakistan’s team to Bangladesh was postponed in the month of April and no further tour of the junior team is on the cards now. — Photo courtesy: ICC/File
The tour of Pakistan’s team to Bangladesh was postponed in the month of April and no further tour of the junior team is on the cards now. — Photo courtesy: ICC/File

LAHORE: A total of 32 under-19 players from across the country will take part in an eight-week long training camp that begins at the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre at the National Stadium, Karachi from Aug 9.

The camp is being organised as part of the national team’s participation in the next year’s Junior World Cup, to be held in the West Indies.

Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the tour of Pakistan’s team to Bangladesh was postponed in the month of April and no further tour of the junior team is on the cards now.

Among the probables, all 17 members of the Pakistan U-19 squad announced for the postponed tour of Bangladesh have been included.

Former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed as head coach will conduct the camp.

“All the 32 players and support staff will undergo Covid-19 tests in their respective hometowns before assembling in Karachi. The group will be retested at the Hanif Mohammad HPC upon their arrival. During the camp, strict Covid-19 SOPs will be followed,” a PCB press release stated.

Camp probables:

Batsmen: Abbas Ali (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Abdul Faseeh (Northern), Abdul Wahid Bangalzai (Balochistan), Aun Shehzad (Southern Punjab), Fahad Munir (Central Punjab), Maaz Sadaqat (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mohammad Irfan Niazi (Central Punjab), Mohammad Shehzad (Southern Punjab), Mohammad Waqas (Central Punjab), Mubashir Ali (Southern Punjab), Qasim Akram (Central Punjab) and Rizwan Mehmood (Sindh).

Fast bowlers: Ahmed Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Asim Ali (Sindh), Aurangzeb (Balochistan), Awais Abbas (Southern Punjab), Muneeb Wasif (Central Punjab), Tahir Hussain (Southern Punjab) and Zeeshan Zameer (Sindh).

Spinners: Aaliyan Mehmood (Sindh), Adil Meo (Sindh), Ali Asfand (Central Punjab), Arham Nawab (Central Punjab), Faisal Akram (Southern Punjab), Ismail Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa), Mehran Mumtaz (Northern), Talha Ahsan (Sindh), Zeeshan Ahmed (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, additional player).

Wicket-keepers: Ghazi Ghori (Sindh), Haseebullah (Balochistan), Raza-ul-Mustafa (Northern), Salman Khan (Khyber Pakhtunkhwa).

Players support personnel: Ijaz Ahmed (head coach), Imranullah (trainer), Rao Iftikhar (bowling coach), Mohtashim Rasheed (fielding coach), Hafiz Naeem (physiotherapist), Faisal Rai (analyst).

Published in Dawn, July 25th, 2021

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