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MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 13/06/2014
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(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Long regarded as one of cricket?s most mercurial teams pakistan have thrived on the efforts of talented individuals in the past ? but their fitness levels have often let them down particularly when fielding.

pakistan plans to fine its most unfit players if they fail to meet tough new standards former fast bowler mohammad akram told afp as he wrapped up a month-long boot camp with the team.

long regarded as one of cricket’s most mercurial teams pakistan have thrived on the efforts of talented individuals in the past — but their fitness levels have often let them down particularly when fielding.

that’s part of the reason they have stayed stuck in the middle rankings over the past decade as fitter teams like australia south africa and sri lanka have raced ahead.

akram who took charge of a boot camp last week said pakistan was nevertheless aiming to rectify its fitness situation in time for next year’s world cup in australia and new zealand.

“we don’t have a fitness culture in pakistan and we have no cricket schools like in england australia and south africa — so it was in my mind even in my playing days that these sort of camps are always helpful” he said.

akram said pakistan had been studying the 17 components of fitness training used by other international teams.

a major emphasis was placed on running — seven kilometres up and down the steps of lahore’s gaddafi stadium — as well as strict diet plans and strength training in the gym.

pakistan has held boot camps before but players reverted to unhealthy eating and forgetting their training routines in the off-season.

this time there will be no let up and those who fall short will find themselves out-of-pocket said akram who played nine tests and 23 one-dayers for pakistan.

“fitness tests will be held every four months which will affect their central contracts their match fees if they are not achieving their targets” he said.

“we are giving them nutrition plans” he added. “if you look at the chart we don’t want to see overweight. we don’t want to see underweight either. so they have to be taking care of their diet.”

beyond the punishing work-outs pakistan have been working on their batting frailties — particularly against quality leg-spinners such as south africa’s imran tahir and india’s amit mishra who have recently tormented them.

last month pakistan hired pace legend waqar younis as the team’s head coach mushtaq ahmed as spin consultant zimbabwe’s grant flower to head the batting and south african grant luden as a trainer and fielding coach.

akram said he was hopeful the team could now put off-field controversies such as the long-running legal saga that saw the chairmanship of the pakistani cricket board switch between najam sethi and zaka ashraf several times behind them.


 


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