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Zimbabwe and Nepal to form part of MCC review of overseas development strategy

Yasir Jan training with MCC Young Cricketers

18 JAN, 2018 Cricket Himalaya

Following the success of its fledgling work to help talented young cricketers from Pakistan, MCC will now embark on a review of its overseas tour strategy to focus on visiting, on a repeat basis, countries where the Club can have the most impact with regard to player, coaching and facilities development.

Countries such as Zimbabwe, Nepal and Germany are believed to present ideal developmental opportunities and could benefit most from the Club’s overseas work. MCC will now review its strategy and will work with the ICC to identify where it can best help the world game. The Club will also work with the Foreign Office and the ECB to seek specific advice on touring Zimbabwe.

The committee praised the initial work that MCC has done with young cricketers from Pakistan who have suffered from a lack of international cricket being played in the country, and encouraged the Club to work with the Pakistan Cricket Academy to aid the development of more players. This follows the work carried out with Lahore Qalandars in 2017, where MCC gave an opportunity to Yasir Jan, an ambidextrous bowler, to train with MCC Young Cricketers and benefit from the world class facilities at Lord’s, assisting with both his cricketing and personal development.