APP63-08 MULTAN: December 08 - Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board Shahryar Khan addressing during inauguration ceremony of Inzamam ul Haq High Performance Cricket Centre at Multan International Stadium. APP photo by Qasim Ghauri

LAHORE, Dec 8 (APP)- Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board, Shaharyar M Khan on Thurday inaugurated Inzamam ul Haq Multan High-Performance Centre (HPC) in Multan.

Chief Operating officer, PCB, Subhan Ahmad, Director academies, PCB,
Mudassar Nazar, and former test cricketers, , Inzamam ul Haq, Mushtaq Ahmed, Ali Zia, Shabbir Ahmed Manzoor Elahi, Zahoor Elahi, Malik Bashir- Father of Late Aamir Bashir, regional coaches, dignitaries and media persons were also present.

Chairman PCB expressed his deepest condolences to the families of the
people who died in a PIA plane crash on Wednesday. Addressing the people after academy inauguration, he said “I am immensely pleased to inaugurate the state-of-the-art centre named after Inzamam ul Haq for his services towards Pakistan cricket, the second such facility in the country after Lahore.

The Inzimam ul Haq HPC would help carter for young talent available in
Southern Punjab and provide opportunities to young players to train under the supervision of professional coaches. I assure you that with the unflinching verve, activeness and innovative approach of highly qualified coaching/support staff employed by PCB for this High Performance Cricket Center, the numbers will increase significantly.

The PCB is very much on a mission to promote the game of cricket in remote areas by making this first High Performance Cricket Center operational with Karachi to follow soon.” He named Players Block of the Academy after late Aamir Bashir, a cricketer from Multan who died at a very young age, for his outstanding performance for the region.

Mudassar Nazar, Director Academies briefed the gathering on the work of  the academy. He said, the academy has become functional with the stay of two first class regional teams during the recent National T-20 Cup in Multan and U-19 two-week High-Performance Camp.

He said, a two-week specialized camp for emerging fast bowlers and batsmen under the supervision of NCA coaches was in full swing since November 28, 2016 in the same HPC. He added, the HPC will be able to house 40 people at a time for academy’s program. He emphasized with the support of PCB, the regional academy will be setup in Abbottabad and remote areas soon.

Inzamam ul Haq thanked Chairman PCB for giving him the honor of naming  the HPC after his name and lauding his services towards the game of cricket. He said, the HPC will help the young players to work on their skills and showcase their talent at the international level.