Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Sports psychologist to accompany Pakistan team in India

Sports psychologist to accompany Pakistan team in India

PCB chief Zaka Ashaf said that the idea behind sending a sports psychologist was to keep the players focused © AFP

Karachi: Dec 14, 2012
 
The Pakistan Cricket Board is leaving no stone unturned in its efforts to ensure that the national team produces successful results in India and South Africa.
 
The chairman of the board, Zaka Ashraf said on Thursday that they will be sending a sports psychologist with the team to India.
 
“Dr Maqbool Babri has been working with some of our players in recent times and he will also go with the team to India which is going to be a high pressure tour,” Ashraf said.
 
He said that the idea behind sending a sports psychologist was to keep the players focused and help them cope with the pressures of playing a bilateral series in India after such a long time.
 
Pakistan go to India on Dec 22 to play two T20 matches and three ODIs — the first bilateral series between the two countries since 2007.
 
They also tour South Africa in January next year for a full Test and One-day series.
 
The PCB chief pointed out that Babri’s presence should help the youngsters selected in the T20 and ODI squads during the Indian tour.
 
Babri has held counselling sessions with Mohammad Aamir, who is serving a five-year ban for spot fixing, and some other players like Zulqarnain Haider, Ahmed Shahzad and Umar Akmal who have had behavioural problems in the past.
 
Ashraf also announced that Pakistan’s former captain, Inzamam-ul-Haq will be working with the players as batting consultant in the week-long conditioning camp, which will be set up in Lahore for the Indian tour.
 
“We wanted Inzamam to accompany the team to India but he has prior commitments with some media outlets for the series,” another board official said.
 
He indicated that Inzamam might probably accompany the team to South Africa.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014  at Dubai

Chennai Super Kings won by 7 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 72 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Chennai Super Kings won by 93 runs

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Photos

CSK vs DD, IPL 2014 Match 8 at Abu Dhabi

Videos

IPL: Tanmay Mishra talks shows the contents of his kit

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s monumental 175 against Pune Warriors India

Who else but Shakespeare on the World Book and Copyright Day?

IPL 2013: Shane Watson’s scintillating century against Chennai Super Kings goes in vain

John Small — The first man to use a straight bat

IPL 2014: Dwayne Bravo’s absence a major blow for Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings Delhi Daredevils Glenn Maxwell India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab KXIP vs SRH KXIP vs SRH 2014 MS Dhoni Rajasthan Royals RR vs CSK 2014 Sanju Samson Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2014 set to break all records

Saleem Malik hits out at PCB for not reviewing his life ban

IPL 2014: Ravindra Jadeja says he enjoys bowling after Chennai’s win over Rajasthan

David Miller believes three consecutive wins in IPL 2014 ‘phenomenal’ for Kings XI Punjab

Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round show helps Chennai Super Kings trump Rajasthan Royals by 7 runs in IPL 2014 tie

Sachin Tendulkar: Why he remains my favourite cricketer

Sachin Tendulkar: How he made me fall in love with cricket

Sachin Tendulkar: The child, the father, but sexy? Not quite

Meg Lanning, Arran Brindle and other women cricketers who have led at a younger age than ther male counterparts

IPL 2013: Chris Gayle’s monumental 175 against Pune Warriors India

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Google Street View now lets users go back in time

Amazon takes on Flipkart, offers self service registration to sellers

Bahrain expels envoy of Shiite Ayatollah Sistani

Sachin Tendulkar: How he made me fall in love with cricket

Now an ICU in your home — at a much cheaper cost!

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Live Cricket Score, IPL 2014: Match 11 at Sharjah

Is Cameron Diaz planning holiday for Gwyneth Paltrow?

BJP trying to take political mileage out of disaster: Rawat

Also on cricketcountry.com