Sports psychologist to accompany Pakistan team

KARACHI Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:51pm IST

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi is bowled out by Australia's Mitchell Starc (unseen) during their Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match in Colombo October 2, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

Pakistan's Shahid Afridi is bowled out by Australia's Mitchell Starc (unseen) during their Twenty20 World Cup Super 8 cricket match in Colombo October 2, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte

KARACHI (Reuters) - Sports psychologist Maqbool Babri will accompany the Pakistan cricket team on their tour of India this month for the first bilateral series between the two countries since 2007.

"It will be a high pressure tour and the T20 and ODI squads include some youngsters. So we are sending Dr Maqbool Babri with the team to India," Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf told reporters on Thursday.

Babri was hired recently by the board to hold counseling sessions with fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who was jailed for corruption along with team mates Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif after a spot-fixing scandal in the 2010 Lord's test against England.

(Editing by John Mehaffey)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

SOCCER

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Santos joins FC Goa

Santos joins FC Goa

Former Brazil defender Santos joins Pires at FC Goa.  Full Article 

Euro Qualifiers

Euro Qualifiers

Norway call up 15-year-old Odegaard for Euro qualifiers.  Full Article 

Johnson Recalls

Johnson Recalls

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson still remembers English taunts.  Full Article 

Philander in Squad

Philander in Squad

South Africa name Vernon Philander in ODI tour squad.  Full Article 

Asian Games

Asian Games

Gulf states strike athletics gold, North stun South.  Full Article | Related Story 

New Ambassador

New Ambassador

Li named ambassador for WTA Finals in Singapore.  Full Article 

Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup

Ruthless Europe retain iron grip on Ryder Cup.  Full Article 

Title Contenders

Title Contenders

Hazard warning for Chelsea's Champions League rivals.  Full Article 

Champions League

Champions League

Holders Real Madrid forewarned by Liverpool's struggle.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage