Every player will be like Sharjeel after three months of lockdown: Latif [DailyTimes] 08 Apr, 2020

KARACHI: Former Pakistan cricketer Rashid Latif believes that lockdown in the country and suspension of cricket events around the world due to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, will have an adverse effect on cricketers’ fitness during the break. While speaking in a YouTube video, the former wicketkeeper-batsman said the fitness of Pakistan cricketers can decline down to opener Sharjeel Khan’s level if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) does not take appropriate measures. “Since matches are not taking place, every player will be like Sharjeel after two to three months of lockdown,” said Latif. “Those who performed in PSL, will their form be the same after four months? In cricket, if you are not able to practice for a long period of time, then everyone will be at the same place and level. I think PCB medical teams, via a video link, needs to brief centrally contracted players about how to take care of their fitness during lockdown. Similarly, Misbah needs to have a session with players in order to motivate them to keep their fitness standards up during the break. PCB also needs to inform the players about possible timelines regarding resumption of cricket,” he added.

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