Sunday, 15 December 2019

Kamran Akmal beats younger brother Umar in fitness test

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LAHORE: Pakistan cricket squad is busy breaking the sweat at training camp held at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore with the intention to improve the One Day Internationals (ODI) rankings in the upcoming tour to West Indies; the board is keeping a close watch on the players fitness levels. As per media reports, it was learnt that senior batsman Umar Akmal and fast bowler Sohail Tanvir have failed to pass a fitness test conducted by the PCB ahead of Pakistans tour to West Indies. Whereas, Umars elder sibling Kamran Akmal has got the fitness clearance after a week-long training camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA). The board has informed that players who fail to pass the fitness criteria would not be allowed to participate in the upcoming West Indies tour. Furthermore, spinners Yasir Shah and Imad Wasim have also managed to pass fitness criteria laid down by the cricket board. Pakistan cricket Head coach Mickey Arthur has also said that it is important to improve the fitness standards of the Pakistan team. Despite signs of improvement in this department, Pakistan remains far behind the other cricket playing nations.

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