Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas on Sunday appreciated Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for organizing a camp at National High Performance Centre (NHPC) in Lahore to facilitate players during off-season.
In a video shared by PCB on its official YouTube channel, the 30-year-old said that the intiative will help the players in fine tuning their skills. “It’s a very nice initiative by PCB to organize at camp at NHPC and inviting those players who were free as it gives them an opportunity to improve their strength in the off-season,” he said.
“I want to improve my fitness and strengths and will try to work on my bowling weakness at the camp.”
The right-arm bowler said that he as a senior player; he also tries to help the youngsters. “As a senior, I’m like a big brother for all these youngsters. Even during a fielding sesson today, I tried to suggest areas they need to work on,” he said. “They are good players, who have performed well in domestic cricket, and now have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of the management.”
Earlier on Tuesday, PCB started a month-long camp for elite cricketers at NHPC for those who were either not participating in Pakistan Super League (PSL) or knocking at the doors of international cricket or had recently lost their places in the national side.
Following players were invited for the camp: Abdullah Shafique, Abid Ali, Ahmed Bashir, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Bismillah Khan, Fawad Alam, Hammad Azam, Haris Sohail, Hassan Khan, Imran Butt, Irfanullah Shah, Kamran Ghulam, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Abbas, Nauman Ali, Rehan Afridi, Sajid Khan, Salman Irshad, Saud Shakeel, Tabish Khan, Taj Wali, Umer Khan, Usman Salahuddin and Yasir Shah.