Sports psychologist, motivational speaker hired for Pakistan cricket

"Will be using my experiences to help players to overcome their problems" says Moin-ul-Atiq.

Reuters/fawad Hussain July 24, 2012

KARACHI: Former Test cricketer Moin-ul-Atiq has joined the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) as sports psychologist and motivational speaker.   

"Yes I have done a few courses in sports psychology and hold a degrees in sports management from England and will be using my experiences to help players to overcome their problems," he told APP on Tuesday at the National Stadium in Karachi.

"Being a former international cricketer myself, it will be easy for me to understand the problems of the players and help them overcome them," added Moin, who played one Test and five One-Day Internationals between 1988-89 for Pakistan.

Speaking about his previous experience as a motivational speaker, he said that he had conducted motivational assignments for Pakistan'sunder-15 squad for the West Indies tour a couple of years ago and was also hired by the board for its under-19 players at different regional academies across the country.

Moin said sports psychology and sports management were major subjects across the world and he was looking forward to his role in helping players at all levels.

Earlier in June, the PCB had chosen a psychologist to work with fast-bowler Mohammad Amir who is serving a five-year ban by the International Cricket Council’s (ICC).

Maqbool A Babri, also known as Max Babri, is a practicing psychotherapist and a certified clinical hypnotherapist will be working with the pacer.

PCB chief operating officer, Subhan Ahmad had said the board had decided to hire a sports psychologist after a growing number of incidents of players going astray.


Pk-Paris | 11 years ago | Reply

Motivational speaker, that's great!. I just hope he keeps politics, religion out of cricket..

Animal Farm - Desi | 11 years ago | Reply

Psychologist is a must for our cricket and for other sports also; especially hockey and boxing as those have the potential to win laurels for the country. This is crucial considering the current state of affairs in the country which is destroying the psychological makeup of nearly everyone; sports' management which mainly just frustrates the players; and then upbringing which at times teaches 'false modesty' and not a winning attitude. Max is just superb; don’t know Moin.

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