Wicket-keeper batsman, Kamran Akmal, has once again criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for conducting the fitness test during the lockdown.
The 38-year-old has grown tired of too many fitness tests during the season and has suggested the head coach and chief selector, Misbah-ul-Haq, to focus more on skill development.
It becomes really difficult to give fitness tests after every two or three months during the season. PCB should rather train players by setting up a camp in the off season. This is what previous coaches like the late Bob Woolmer used to do.
Akmal further said that too much training only for fitness tests can result in injuries, saying that the players should also work more on their skills.
Players should spend more time improving their skills. Misbah himself understands that he has performed in international cricket for a long time due to his skills.
The remarks have come in the aftermath of Sohaib Maqsood’s injury which he sustained during the online fitness test. Akmal is known to have fitness issues and has previously been sidelined due to the same fact.
Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq had urged the players to keep themselves motivated and fit during the lockdown so that they can put their game faces on as soon as the lockdown ends.
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