Fountain aspires to instil wicket-taking habits in new generation of fielders

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The Pakistan Cricket Boards Pathway Programme enters its last week before the participants join their respective Pakistan Junior League sides, end Sep-tember.

The five foreign coaches hired to work for the Engro Cricket Coaching Project under the pathway programme are focusing on sharpening the cricketing skills of the next generation of Pakistan stars here at the National High Performance Centre.

Renowned fielding coach Julien Fountain and batting coach Toby Radford arrived in Lahore earlier this week to join power-hitting coach Julian Wood, bowling coach Gordon Parsons and strength and conditioning coach Nick Webb to complete the foreign coaches’ roster for the Engro Cricket Coach-ing Project.

Fountain has rich experience of fielding profes-sional sides including his stint with the Pakistan senior team, 2012-2014. Besides Pakistan, Fountain has also worked with Bangladesh, West Indies and various domestic and franchise sides around the world including Quetta Gladiators.

Fountain was with the Gladiators for the first six editions of the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL). —APP

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