30 Apr 2013

Pakisani bowlers coached on hairstyles

2:19 pm on 30 April 2013

Young cricketers in Pakistan were coached on their appearance at a training camp this week by a hair stylist.

The Pakistan Cricket Board organised the camp after concerns were raised over the standard of fast bowlers coming through from the youth ranks.

As well as being drilled in technique and fitness, the players were also given a lecture by Nabila Ahmed, a top stylist, on how to look good off the field, AFP reports.

"We wanted to tell the players through Nabila's lecture how to present yourself as a person which is very important for international players as they are ambassadors of the country," said former pace bowler Wasim Akram.

"A good hairstyle and good dress add to your confidence and it can play a very good role in giving someone much-needed confidence."

He is keen for young players to learn from his demeanour.

"As a person you need to look presentable, which I feel has been missing in some of our players," he said.