PCB ropes in Akram to mentor Pak quicks

Updated: Apr 04, 2013, 13:49 PM IST

Johannesburg: Former Pakistan captain and fast bowler Wasim Akram has been brought in by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to supervise a 10-day specialised camp for fast bowlers in Karachi.

Stating that it will prepare special pitches for the national team ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy in England in June, a PCB official said that Akram will train not only national team pace bowlers, but also some upcoming young and raw pace bowlers in the camp.

Akram`s appointment came on the heels of Pakistan`s chief selector Iqbal Qasim recent comments that the team could face a fast bowling crisis as pace talent was drying up in the country following a disappointing show from the Pakistani pacers in this year`s Test series against South Africa in which they suffered a whitewash.

Akram is Pakistan`s most successful fast bowler with 414 Test and 502 one-day international wickets, the report adds.