11 Apr 2013

Akram searching for new pace bowlers

8:32 am on 11 April 2013

Former Pakistan captain and opening bowler Wasim Akram will supervise a talent hunt for fast bowling talent in 10 cities across the country from April 13-21.

Wasim will select the three best pacemen who will then attend a training camp with bowlers from the national team in Karachi.

Any bowler who achieves a speed over 145 kms an hour will be awarded 1 million rupees (NZ$12,000).

Akram says it's a good opportunity to see what sort of raw pace talent there is in Pakistan that is still untapped because cricket is played in every nook and corner of the country.