Hindu – Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat wants the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take special care of star fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s work load if it wants to save him from severe physical exertion that might cause injuries.

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  • Pakistan all-rounder Yasir Arafat wants the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take special care of star fast bowler Mohammad Amir’s work load if it wants to save him from severe physical exertion that might cause injuries.
  • If Amir or any other bowler is to be used in Test matches, then the PCB will need to ensure that they do not play four-day county games.
  • “Amir performed brilliantly for Essex in the summer and helped them to a historic county title but it caused strain on his body and we saw the effects of that in his breakdown in the second Test in Dubai where his energy levels were nowhere near what was expected of a top-class bowler.
  • “He is not the young fast-bowler of many years ago and if he is to be an integral part of Pakistan’s Test squad in the future then he should not play the four-day version in England,” Arafat said.
  • “Yes, he can continue to take part in the shorter formats of the game at all levels, but the longer format should be limited to a few games and mostly to Tests for Pakistan.


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