Yousaf to groom young players at SBP academies

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LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricket captain, Muhammad Yousaf expressed his delight to train young players from the platform of Sports Board Punjab at SBP Sports academies across the province.

“I will do my best to groom the young players by utilizing my expertise and standing in the game”, he told media here on Thursday after his meeting with Director General Sports Punjab Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman.

Yousaf also held a meeting with Punjab Minister for Sports Jahangir Khanzada at Sports Board Punjab. The Minister also welcomed Muhammad Yousaf’s decision to work in the Sports Board Punjab cricket academies.

Yousaf said Sports Board Punjab under the leadership of Zulfiqar Ahmed Ghumman is making solid efforts for the promotion of sports in the province.

“Pakistan team will get fresh cricket talent from Sports Board Punjab cricket academies. I played most of my cricket in Lahore and Punjab so it will be great pleasure for me to join Sports Board Punjab cricket academies. I will also visit all the cricket academies established under the banner of Sports Board Punjab,” he stated.

Ghumman, on this occasion said the cricket academies have been established under the supervision of legendary cricketer Zaheer Abbas.

“Former captain national cricket team Muhammad Yousaf has also joined our team and he will give boost to or ongoing efforts for the overall development of cricket at our academies,” he added.

He said seven floodlight cricket grounds are being constructed in Lahore and sports infrastructure is also being established across the province. Later, DG,SBP presented a souvenir to Muhammad Yousaf. – APP

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Story first published: 28th September 2017

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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