Local coaches were pleased with the outcome of a four-day seminar on Modern day coaching and fielding techniques in cricket that concluded at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore on Monday.
Former Test cricketer Rashid Khan, one of the coaches who attended the seminar, told this correspondent that he and fellow colleagues ‘gained a lot of technical know how about modern techniques from some of the leading experts’ during the seminar. “It was a great learning experience,” said Rashid, who was the coach of the Pakistan A team that won the EurAsia Cup title in Abu Dhabi earlier this year.
The Pakistan cricket team coach Bob Woolmer and former South African Test player Jonty Rhodes were among the focal presenters during the seminar. Woolmer emphasised on batting training while Rhodes’ topic was general fielding as well as other areas like running between the wickets. Rashid said that he was really impressed with Rhodes’ teachings. “Rhodes’ role (in the seminar) was very beneficial for us,” he said.
Rhodes was hired as a fielding consultant by Pakistan for a brief two-week stint and one of his duties was to help train local coaches. The seminar was organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to provide 30 odd coaches an opportunity to learn from some of the best experts in business. Some of the coaches are expected to work for 11 new PCB regional academies, which are scheduled to star working from July 10.
The NCA, which is being run by former Test cricketer Mudassar Nazar, will now be conducting a two-day workshop for physical trainers later this week under the supervision of the academyâ€™s physical trainer Grant Compton.
Source:The NewsMore on:Bob Woolmer, Eurasia Cup, Jonty Rhodes, Lahore, NCA
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