After working on his fitness in France,Indian pacer Zaheer Khan is honing his skills with South African provincial team Knights in an attempt to regain his place in the Indian national squad. Khan told the Afrikaans daily Beeld that he had asked the Knights fitness expert Adrian le Roux to help him with his pre-season conditioning during the IPL in May. Le Roux assisted the Kolkota Knight Riders,for whom Khan was playing at the time. Khan is training in Bloemfontein,for several days now,participating in training sessions with the Knights ahead of a training camp in Port Elizabeth next week with the Warriors.
Abbas: Cricket ties with India will help Pak players more
Former captain Zaheer Abbas feels restoration of bilateral cricket ties with India would prove to be beneficial for Pakistan as presently India is in a stronger position in world cricket.At the moment the Indian team is better than us and there is no doubt about it. If we play against India regularly it will benefit our players, Abbas said .
Afridi keen on captaining Pakistan again
Senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi has once again expressed his interest in captaining the Pakistan cricket team. Afridi said that after having played 17 years for the country he always considered it as a big honour to captain the national team. If the Cricket Board (PCB) deems it fit and offers me the captaincy again I will accept it as a challenge, Afridi said. The all-rounder was removed as captain of the Twenty20 and ODI teams in 2011 after differences with PCB and has since then not been given a chance to lead the national side again.
PCB chief to meet Srinivasan next month
The interim chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has said that he will be meeting with his Indian counterpart next month to discuss a host of issues,including the resumption of bilateral cricket ties and Pakistani players participation in IPL. The Indian Board (BCCI) chief,Srinivisan has agreed in principle to have the meeting and I am hopeful we can move forward in our relations with India, Sethi said.