- Urdu version of the media release is attached here
The four Test cricketers are Imran Farhat, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Yousuf and Yasir Hameed, while the four women cricketers are: Fakhra Kazmi (Muzaffarabad), Hina Azam (Lahore), Maria Gulnaz (Bahawalnagar), Rabail Khalid (Islamabad).
The former first-class cricketers include: Aamir Sajjad, Adnan Raza, Ameem Abbas, Ashfaq Ahmad, Azeem Ghuman, Jamal-ud-Din, Lal Kumar, Majid Shabbir, Maqsood Rana, Mohammad Saad, Mohammad Waqar Mirza, Naeem Khan, Rehan Riaz, Shoaib Bilal, Shoaib Khan, Zeeshan Khan and Zohaib Khan
The course, which is being run by the NHPC coaches, has been redesigned in line with the modern day syllabus with focus on providing 360-degree coaching insights, including but not limited to education on physical skillset to cognitive understanding of the sport.
The coaching opportunities aligns with the Pakistan Cricket Board’s strategy to groom and develop local coaches and integrate retired cricketers into the cricket system in various coaching roles, which will be up for grabs when the district and City Cricket Associations will be up and running.