The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hired five international coaches from the elite panel to accommodate its Pathway Cricket Programme. The initiative has been taken to groom the participants under the coaching project, the first phase of which begins this week in Lahore.
As revealed, Gordon Parsons (South Africa), Julian Fountain (New Zealand), Julian Wood (England), Nicholas Webb (England) and Toby Radford (England) are expected to arrive at the destination within a week or two to carry on their duties. They are delighted to work with teenagers for Pathway Cricket Programme.
According to details, Julian is hired as a power-hitting coach, whereas Toby will render his services as a batting coach. Webb will work as a strength and conditioning coach. Fountain and Parsons will join PCB for Engro Cricket Coaching Project as fielding and bowling coaches, respectively, under the Pathway Cricket Programme.
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These international coaches will work closely with the board’s local coaches during the training camps for the U13, U16 and U19 players. 107 players have been enrolled in the first batch, including the leading performers of the national U19, U16 and U13 tournaments.
Once the pathway camp is completed, the players selected for the maiden edition of the Pakistan Junior League will join their respective teams for the action commencing from the first week of October at the Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.