Wasim Akram unaware of PCB's offer to mentor emerging talent

Wasim Akram expressed his readiness to work with young fast-bowlers subject to a proper invitation from the PCB Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Karachi: Jun 18, 2012

Wasim Akram, on Monday, said he was unaware that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was planning to rope him to mentor emerging players.

Intikhab Alam, the former Test captain who heads the PCB national academy affairs had told reporters that Akram would be invited to coach at the camp which will feature the country’s best emerging talent.

“We hope Wasim will take out some time to mentor the talent as his experience will be very helpful,” Alam had said.

However, the former fast-bowler, who is currently in the UK, was unaware of the PCB s plans.

“I have no idea as no one has contacted me from the PCB yet,” Wasim was quoted saying by The Express Tribune.

‘I m ready if properly invited

The former captain expressed his readiness to work with young fast-bowlers subject to a proper invitation from the PCB.

“I d love to work with young talent. I think I can be really helpful but the PCB has to ask me first so that I can work around my schedule.”

Wasim is said to have played a more influential role this year in the IPL in his job as bowling consultant and mentor for the Kolkatta Knight Riders which went on to win the IPL title for the first time.