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Pakistan start World Cup homework today


Fitness and fielding would be on the top of the agenda of the national team management when Pakistan begin a brief training camp at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore today in preparation for next month’s World Cup.

Team coach Bob Woolmer told this correspondent from Lahore on Thursday that his emphasis during the brief six-day camp would be improving the fielding of his under-performing team.

“We would be working on various aspects, the two important ones being fielding and fitness,” he said.

Fielding has been a major problem for Pakistan since years and they have been unable to curb it in spite of taking several measures in the past.

The 15 members of Pakistan’s World Cup squad and five reserve players are supposed to take part in the training sessions.

However, four of the players are currently on the injury list and it remains to be seen whether they would take part in the training sessions on the opening day.

Fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammad Asif and Umar Gul are facing fitness problems while reserve pacer Mohammad Sami is also yet to fully recover from a back problem.
Source:The News

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