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Team Management for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour

Lahore August 4, 2011: Pakistan Cricket Board announces the following Team Management for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour by the National Team:

Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema Manager
Mr. Waqar Younis Coach
Col (R) Wasim Ahmed Security & Assistant Manager
Dr. Sohail Saleem Doctor cum Physio
Mr. Saboor Ahmed Trainer
Mr. Umer Farooq Analyst
Mr. Muhammad Akhtar Masseur


Chairman PCB on this occasion has issued the following statement:

“Intikhab Alam has done a commendable job as National Team Manager. His experience as a cricketer and as a cricket administrator is always a great help. Being Director Game Development he is needed in Pakistan to execute game development plans. As we announce the team management on tour-to-tour basis so for Zimbabwe tour, Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema is entrusted with this responsibility.”

Intikhab Alam thanking PCB said “I am thankful to PCB management for trusting me with responsibilities of Team Manager in the past. At the moment my focus is the player development programs. We have started Academies program in the country which many upcoming players are attending. U16 talent-hunt program is underway in more than 45 districts throughout Pakistan and we are working on some more programs for the winter. While I have enjoyed working as Team Manager, I feel that I require to dedicate more time for the Academies program which we have started after a gap of some years. I wish my successor Naveed all the best in his new assignment”, he said.

The newly appointed Team Manager Mr. Naveed Akram Cheema said “I am grateful for the confidence reposed in me by PCB. I will be seeking advice from my predecessor Mr. Intikhab Alam, who is also a dear friend. Our collective aim is to ensure that the team do well on the tour and that there is harmony and unity amongst the squad members. I will try to live up to the expectations of the Board.”