KARACHI, July 19: Former Pakistan batsman Moin-ul-Atiq has been appointed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently for carrying out the personality development task for the budding talent across the country.

Moin, 43, was seen thoroughly engaged with around 30 Under-19 players at the ground when this scribe reached the Regional Cricket Academy at the National Stadium on Friday.

The theme of this programme, as he describes, revolves around character building besides inserting the power of positive thinking into young minds.

While informing about the purpose of his task which is paramount for every human being, Moin feels a majority of young lads in the country, primarily sports-related, have no clear-cut aim about their profession.

“There is a huge lack of understanding among the present lot of youngsters [cricketers] as to what their abilities and pluses are,” he said, adding: “My programme focuses on enhancement of human character regarding his profession.”

Moin, who conducted the very first PCB assignment about three months ago on Pakistan’s under-15 squad before they left for the West Indies to feature in a limited-overs tournament, in Muridke, was engaged again by the board for its under-19 players at different regional academies across the country.

Starting from Hyderabad on July 2, Moin, who represented Pakistan in five One-day Internationals in 1988 and 1989, has so far given motivating lectures to young cricket aspirants on personality development at the regional academy centres of Quetta, Multan and Karachi. And now he is set to continue the work at Faisalabad, Sialkot and Lahore centres.

Moin, who completed his masters in Sports Management from the University of Central Lancashire, England in 2005, had already done his MBA in marketing from Hamdard University, Karachi in 2003.

As we have witnessed the various cases of indiscipline from some of our top cricketers in recent years, one strongly hopes Moin’s strenuous work with the coming promising players will pay dividends to Pakistan cricket in the future.