Pakistan news July 20, 2009

Sohail quits as academy director

Cricinfo staff

Aamer Sohail has quit as director of Pakistan's National Cricket Academy (NCA). The former Pakistan captain and opener cited personal reasons for his resignation, with differences with PCB chairman Ijaz Butt thought to be at the root of the problem. The board has appointed Haroon Rashid as acting director with immediate effect.

"I can confirm that I have decided to resign from the post of director of the National Cricket Academy and game development with immediate effect," Sohail told Pakpassion.net. "I have resigned due to personal reasons as I wasn't enjoying the job any longer and getting any sort of job satisfaction out of the role."

Sohail, who was appointed to the post in November last year replacing Mudassar Nazar, played 47 Tests and scored 2823 runs at 35.28, along with 4780 runs from 156 ODIs at 31.86. His decision to quit comes a month after chief selector Abdul Qadir put in his papers because of differences with the board's top brass.

Earlier this year, Javed Miandad resigned as PCB's director general due to differences about the exact scope of his work. However, Miandad was back at his post a few weeks later after a meeting with Butt.