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Monday, 31 October 2011

PCB knocked back plans for improving players' fitness levels: Ex-fitness trainer

Pakistan cricket team's former fitness trainer David Dwyer has confirmed rumours that his plans for improving players' fitness levels were knocked back by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).


"I came up with some things and options that I thought were worthwhile. Looking at trying to instill into their contracts details of fitness so that they had to pass two fitness tests a year and based on those targets. It's a tough thing to try and incorporate completely because we are travelling anywhere up to 12 months a year and playing," Dwyer told PakPassion.net.

"So, getting the time for the fitness test is not easy, but certainly not impossible if you've got the right staff and ability to be able to support the things you want to do. In relation to the other stuff, I guess it was a difficult time for a lot of people in the sense that we weren't playing at home, so you don't get the television broadcast and money as regularly as you would if you had series at home."

"So for whatever reason they just weren't able to do it and said they weren't able to do it at that particular time, which was frustrating because we were wanting to try and take these guys to new levels and new limits, improving what we do," he added.

Dwyer had decided to part ways with the team earlier this year after two-and-a-half years with the side because of personal reasons. (ANI)

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