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- Thursday, April 11, 2013 - From Print Edition


KARACHI: Ufone and Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Wednesday announced the schedule for trials of ‘King of Speed’, a talent hunt which will reveal the best fast bowling talent.


King of Speed camps will be set up in 10 cities across Pakistan from April 13-21. The trials will be held in two phases, potential bowlers will be registered at their respective stations and the top two bowlers with most potential from each camp will represent their respective cities and move onto the second phase which will be held in Lahore and Karachi.


To facilitate this activity PCB will extend full support during the selection process in each of the selected cities and will provide speed detecting guns for the selection of candidates.


After the completion of round two, the three players selected via wild card will join Wasim Akram along with bowlers from the Pakistan National team in the National bowling camp to be hosted in Karachi.


Trials for round 1 will be carried out in Garhi Khuda Baksh and Multan on the 13th, in Faisalabad on the 14th, in Karachi and Islamabad on the 15th, in Peshawar on the 16th, in Quetta and Abbottabad on the 17th, in AJK (Mirpur) on the 18th and Lahore on April 20.


Top 20 fast bowlers from across Pakistan will join round 2 of trials, which is scheduled to be held on April 21 at National Stadium, Karachi and Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore.


Ufone will give away a grand prize of Rs1 million in lieu of the Ufone Challenge to the bowler who achieves the fastest bowling speed above 145 kmph. In case of multiple participants achieving this speed, the amount will be equally shared.