Pak U19 cricket captain calls for PCB to organise more tours outside Asia

Islamabad, Aug 6 (ANI): Pakistan U19 captain Sami Aslam has expressed his concern at the lack of U19 tours organised by the PCB of late, which has meant that young up and coming cricketers in the country have been limited to playing only in domestic competitions unlike other countries.

In an interview with pakpassion.net, Aslam expressed that the lack of U19 tours was an issue and it would most certainly help with the development of cricketers in Pakistan, if more opportunities were given to tour the likes of Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and England.

The captain said that the more experience Pakistan gets of playing outside Asia at junior levels, the more he would feel that young cricketers would be ready for international cricket, adding that playing in Asian conditions was entirely different to playing in South Africa, Australia, England and New Zealand.

Aslam was chosen as captain after Babar Azam was selected for the Pakistan Under 23 team for the upcoming Asian Cricket Council tournament in Singapore and feels that being picked as captain is an honour and a responsibility that he hopes will bring the best out of him, the report said. (ANI)

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