Iqbal Imam starts online classes for Pakistan players

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With competitive cricket having been put on hold due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Iqbal Imam, Pakistan’s head coach, has begun online classes for his team. Imam said he is keen to share his knowledge and make sure the players continue to work on their skills despite being stuck inside the house.

The former Pakistan batter, who was first appointed as the team's batting coach in April 2019 and then elevated to the position of head coach following Mark Coles' resignation, has been giving his players a list of various drills they can practice indoors. These include hitting a hanging ball, visualisation drills, taking catches, gripping the ball or even one-step bowling.

Each player is then expected to take a video of their respective practice sessions to help Imam keep track of their progress through this enforced break.

The Pakistan Cricket Board has suspended all its cricketing activities due to COVID-19 pandemic. The players are keeping themselves busy by doing workouts, and sharing videos on social media, whilst challenging their teammates to do different workouts.