Cricket: Pacers from Karachi, Islamabad selected in ‘Ufone-PCB King of Speed’ trials

Karachi: After a very tough competition in round-1 of trials held for emerging young fast bowlers under ‘Ufone-PCB King of Speed’, Abdul Ameer and Muhammad Imran Khan from Karachi and Nasir Malik and Akhtar Ayub from Islamabad qualified for the next round on Monday. On third day of trials held here at National Stadium and at Bhutto Cricket Ground, Islamabad a large number of young fast bowlers participated. The round-1 trials are part of the initiative taken by Ufone and PCB to hunt and train the best bowling talent in Pakistan.

Abdul Ameer and Muhammad Imran Khan got selected with top speed of132 Km/h from Karachi. The trials were held at National Stadium and were conducted by Ufone-PCB officials including Saleem Jaffer, Tauseef Ahmad along with two analysts M. Zubair and Shakir Khilji.

In Islamabad, trials were conducted by Abdul Qadir, Sabih Azhar along with two Analysts Khurram Malik and Ahsan Ehsan. Nasir Malik and Akhtar Ayub were the lucky ones is Islamabad who got selected after a very tough competition and qualified for the round-2 with the top speed of 138 Km/h and 137 Km/h.

Trials for round-1 have already been completed in Multan, Faisalabad and Garhi Khuda Baksh and a total of six bowlers with two from each city have been selected for the 2nd round of trials so far.

After the selection in the first round these young bowlers will move to the second round of trials which are scheduled to be held on Sunday 21, 2013 in National Stadium and Gaddafi Stadium Lahore for final selection.