ISLAMABAD - Former Pakistan leg-spin legend Abdul Qadir praised the PCB and a local mobile company for initiating fast bowlers talent hunt programme and termed it a step in the right direction.In an exclusive interview with The Nation on Monday Qadir, who was present at Bhutto Cricket Ground to conduct the talent hunt camp along with PCB national U-19 coach Sabih Azhar, said: “Their was a time Pakistan was blessed with number of fast bowlers who had great pace and venom, but now we had checked almost 300 kids, but could not find even a single bowler who could bowl even close to 138 km. Pakistan was blessed with fast bowlers in the past and presently there are only six to seven bowlers in the pool and among them left arm fast bowers have made huge impact.Qadir said M Irfan, Rahat Ali and Junaid Khan had already established their names in international cricket. He said with Junaid and Irfan in the team, even Umar Gul was finding it really difficult to hold on to his place in the playing XI.Qadir said there was also an urgent need of finding and grooming leg spin bowling in the country. “During my playing days, we had a number of leg-spinners ready to replace others but now-a-day’s there is not a single leg-spinner available to PCB for selection. Danish Keneria is banned and Shahid Afridi is completely out of form. I must suggest to PCB chairman Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf to look into this matter of grave concern for the future of Pakistan cricket.”Qadir said leg spinners could easily won matches single-handedly for the country. “We have around six to 10 fast bowlers, while only three could play at a time in the longer version of the game. But we don't have a single quality leg-spinner in our ranks. We have only left-arm bowlers Abdul Rehman, Raza Hassan, Zulfiqar Babar. We need to find a bowling partner for Saeed Ajmal as well. But I would strongly recommend the PCB to involve other multi-nationals and immediately launch a talent hunt for leg spinners, as country can't afford further delays in this regard.”He said his son Usman Qadir was offered a one-year contract by Australian league and Australia was also offering him the permanent citizenship. “It is a matter of great concern for me that my son, despite having tremendous talent, can't play for the country of his birth, but Australians have detected the hidden talent in him and offering him lucrative contracts. I still want my son to represent Pakistan. It is now up to the PCB and selectors whether they want him to represent Pakistan or not.”“Let me assure all, I am not advocating Usman because he is my son but because he is a naturally gifted player who not only can bowl special deliveries, but is also very handy with the bat. I wish I could have detected such talent in other players. I can't help Usman because he is my own son, but if I had found such talent in any other bowler, I could have immediately recommended his name to the PCB.”Qadir said these talent hunt programmes should not only be conducted on regular basis but also the organisers should try to implement on the recommendations given by the panel of experts hired for that particular programme, as there is no benefit in only conducting trials but not implementing on the suggestions.