Pakistan Players Risk Losing 25 Percent of Match Fees if Unfit

Determined to get the best of cricketers in the country, head coach Muhammad Akram at the National Cricket Academy has said that the players are undergoing strict fitness tests.

updated: September 11, 2014 09:35 IST
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Mohammad Akram (3L) talks to Pakistan cricketers during a training session.


Karachi: Pakistani players who are centrally contracted to the cricket board could lose 25 percent of their salary if they fail to match fitness levels prescribed by the national cricket academy.

Muhammad Akram, the head coach at the NCA said that this week most of the contracted players and some others had undergone fresh fitness tests in Lahore.

"This was a follow-up to the fitness camp we held in Lahore in June-July where players were told they now had to meet a standard set by the coaching panel and fitness trainers at the NCA," Akram said.

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