LAHIORE The PCB National Cricket Academy has taken another initiative to streamline the sport at the grass root level and for the purpose the NCA will give training to club cricketers of all the 11 regions in line with the training programme provided to the national team members. Addressing a press conference here, NCA director Intikhab Alam said that NCA trainers, coaches and physio will visit the clubs and give them training the way the national team gets during practice sessions at camps. Aaqib Javed, Ali Zia, Shahid Aslam, Dr Sohail Saleem and Haroon Rashid were also present on the occasion and gave their view on the launch of the programme. The programme will start from April 12 to June 4 at different venues of the country. They informed that the players will be given training at the clubs practice area and regional designated grounds. We would focus on all the departments of the game - batting, bowling, fielding and wicket-keeping - with emphasis on balance and stability, weight transfer, shot selection and variations, practice routines, weight of the bat, illegal and suspect actions, run-up markings, target bowling, developing variations, throwing power and accuracy, throwing variations, advanced catching techniques, reflex actions for batting bowling and fielding while in wicket-keeping, circuit training, advanced techniques, catching and diving techniques will be focused. That would follow physical training through cardio-vascular fitness, flexibility, core stability, plyometrics, muscles strength and endurance and speed and agility. The players will be briefed about the rehabilitation methods, injury prevention, icing methods, isolation and mobilization of injured area, strength regaining methods, aqua therapy and hazards of de-hydration, said Intikhab. Aaqib said that like this the cricket would learn the basic of the game at the club level and when they would reach the national circuit there would be little to teach those cricketers. Key Motto Enhanced Fitness and Fielding Programme: The first week each day 2/3 clubs or more may be coached if practicing in close vicinity. In first phase (first week) coaching sessions should be conducted at their practice area. In second week, selected boys (20/25 of those clubs) should be coached /trained at designated grounds of regions. Initially only player from clubs having net practice will receive this coaching. Coaching schedule of visiting the clubs to be made in consultation with regional cricket associations. Three hours coaching sessions to clubs (1st week) and selected (20/25) players (2nd week) in the afternoon. In Lahore & Karachi more than one Team of experts for more coaching activities required due to more clubs. The team of experts comprise of head coach (batting or bowling), assistant coach (batting or bowling), fielding coach, trainer, physiotherapist and skill/ performance analyst. Head coach must develop a Coaching/Training circuit to run three hours session in about 2/3 clubs at one time. Clubs (4/5) with no practice area can be imparted coaching sessions at designated grounds as per Regional circumstances. Due to a lot of clubs in Lahore and Karachi two grounds can be allocated for advanced coaching sessions to 20/25 players selected from clubs. The training venues: Karachi - National Stadium Academy practice area Lahore - NCA PCB Regional Academy, Karachi Niaz Stadium, Haiderabad Bugti Stadium, Quetta Multan Stadium, Multan Iqbal Stadium, Faisalabad LCCA, Lahore Iqbal Stadium, Sialkot Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi Diamond Cricket Club, Islamabad PCB Abbottabad Regional Academy, Abbottabad Arbab Niaz Stadium, Peshawar.