The National Selection Committee has announced a squad of 22 players for the training and fitness camps to be held in Quetta from July 10 to July 23, 2007. The camp in Quetta, second of the three camps organised to improve the players' fitness levels, follows a disappointing tour of Scotland in which Pakistan's both matches were rained off.
The left-handed duo of Imran Farhat (opener) and Abdur Rehman (spinner) will join the squad as the only two new faces as 20 of the 22 players named were present in Abbottabad where the first camp was held.
Talat Ali, the manager-cum-coach for the team's tours to Abu Dhabi and Scotland, will be in charge of the camp while Haroon Rasheed, former Pakistan coach, and Aaqib Javed, coach of the National Cricket Academy, will serve as batting and bowling coaches respectively. With special emphasis on fielding, Mohtashim Rasheed, former first-class cricketer, has been appointed as fielding coach.
The third and final camp is scheduled to take place in the coastal city of Karachi from July 25, 2007.
Camp attendees Salman Butt, Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Yousuf, Yasir Hameed, Misbah-ul-Haq, Naved Latif, Faisal Iqbal, Asim Kamal, Fawad Alam, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Abdul Razzak, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Asif, Shoaib Akhter, Mohammad Sami, Umar Gul, Iftikhar Anjum, Najaf Shah, Abdur Rehman