Pakistan news February 4, 2014

Aamer Sohail named Pakistan's chief selector

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Former Pakistan batsman and captain Aamer Sohail has been appointed the PCB's director of game development, as well as chief selector. Mohammad Ilyas has been named the selector for junior and women teams.

Pakistan have not had a full-time chairman of selectors since Iqbal Qasim decided to not renew his contract with the PCB in July 2013.

Subsequently Moin Khan was named chief selector, only to be removed when the Islamabad High Court overruled all major decisions taken by interim PCB chairman Najam Sethi. The PCB had been functioning under an interim management committee for a large chunk of 2013 as a fallout of the court suspending Zaka Ashraf as board chairman in May; it ruled Ashraf's election to be questionable. But then Ashraf was reinstated by the court as PCB chief in January.

"This time I will be engaging all the stakeholders to take Pakistan cricket to the next level," Sohail said at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore after his appointment. "I am thankful to the PCB and especially Zaka Ashraf who reposed his confidence in me and included me in his team."

The PCB has retained the previous members of the selection committee, including Azhar Khan, Saleem Jaffar and Farukh Zaman who will work under Sohail. Their next task is to pick the side for the upcoming Asia Cup in Bangladesh in the last week of February.

"These (three) are the members who have been working in the past with the coach and captain and I will need their inputs," Sohail said. "We will be meeting in next couple of days to discuss the selection (for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20).

Ashraf confirmed to ESPNcricinfo that Sohail's appointment was one of the major changes approved by the PCB's governing board on Monday. "We want to have an aggressive stance on filtration of talent from our domestic cricket and Aamer being an experienced contender is the best man to carry out our plan," Ashraf said. "We have decided to rediscover the national academies with him at the helm with additional responsibility of national selection."

Sohail had held the same directorial post in Ijaz Butt's regime in 2009, but quit because of the reported lack of freedom working on the post. However, Ashraf hinted at a full confidence in his scheme for the revival of national academies, where operations have been clamped down since 2009. Sohail also held the chief selector's post just after the 2003 World Cup. That was the era where many a youngster was brought in to replace the generation of Wasim Akram, Saeed Anwar and Waqar Younis.

"Coordination, I believe, is very important and all the stakeholders should be on one page and understand each other before taking decisions," Sohail said. "I want logic to prevail."

Sohail said he has spent ample time with the outgoing coach Dav Whatmore and got his inputs before chalking out his plan. "I need to see what the captain is comfortable with because I need to see the comfort levels as well and can't just impose my plan. So whatever I come up with will be after a coordinated effort."

Umar Farooq is ESPNcricinfo's Pakistan correspondent. He tweets here

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  • on February 7, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Hi Guys, What about the coach? Is it national coach or foreign coach? Is there any application for that Job? And also what is the decision they are going to take on M.Aamir's matter? Pleas let me know through my mail. (arshgroup@live.com) Thanks Abdur Rahman.

  • on February 7, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    Outrageous! yet another political appointment although the latest is a famed Cricketer but his tactics and his temperament has always been arguably questionable! Amir has been at loggerheads with many within the board as well as with various players! and within days of his appointment, PCB accounted its first casualty for Moin Khan has been brushed aside. See this guy is here for more destruction for already the matters at PCB are going to dogs! what do you expect from "Shareefs"...that was very much obvious for they wont learn any lesson from their own checkered history nor will Aamir Sohail!!

  • rezauk on February 6, 2014, 8:46 GMT

    I'm not in a position to talk about politics but the man did play aggressive cricket which has been lacking for sometime. Also as a batsmen he will be keen to encourage a solid line up. Additionally most batsmen don't bowl and therefore their fielding becomes extremely important and hopefully will be considered as part of the selection process. Most importantly National centres of excellence are the basic building blocks available to any successful side. There are plenty of natural cricketers in Pakistan but they only fall down due to their lack of exposure to mental/physical cricket outside their comfort zone. Therefore Domestic cricketmust become a lot more competitive. Take the Aussies as an example - There's nothing wrong with being agressive once you take the pitch but at stumps they are more then happy to welcome you and chat as normal sportsmen. Only time will tell - Fortune favours the Brave

  • ahassan on February 6, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    Things will not get better for sure with this political appointment. Aamer sohail had a checkered career as a player and even more dubious tenure as a chief selector in the past. His biased selection of Junaid Zia is still fresh in mind. He also selected Farhan Adil and Yasir Ali against Bangladesh in a test when many more deserving players were available. Pakistan almost lost that test against Bangladesh and only because of Inzamamul Haq's heroics Pakistan barely managed to win that test by 1 wicket.

  • SHK1 on February 6, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    If Amir Sohail wants 'logic to prevail', can he or anyone explain the logic behind selecting Junaid Zia for the Pakistan national team. Being son of the then Chairman PCB (Tauqir Zia) doesn't count.

  • on February 6, 2014, 4:50 GMT

    I am sure he will not be able to shape Pakistan batting better as his appointment is based purely on political affiliation as was of the most disregarded chairman Mr. Najam Sehti. Let us hope beter, even then.

  • on February 6, 2014, 2:30 GMT

    that's great finally we got some one who knows cricket

  • on February 5, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    Now this sounds to be a Good News, but Muhammad Ilyas shouldn't have been named.

  • Aamir.Awan on February 5, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Well done Aamir Sohail! "your political efforts (campaigns for PMLN) really paid off!". I was the biggest fan of Aamir Sohail's batting but he is definitely not the man for this job. Biggest problem being his dictatorial approach towards selection and decision making. This is very true he brought forward quite a few young players (mostly from Lahore) during his 2003 era. Players like Imran Farhat, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, Taufeeq Umar, Shoaib Malik, etc none of them was worthy to be in Pakistan's National team. My only request to Aamir is "please look around elsewhere as well, Lahore isn't the only place where cricket is played, please come to KPK and FATA as well before making any new selection". And please don't bring Sohail Tanveer, Umar Amin or Shoaib Malik back in the team for God's sake!!

  • RankPace on February 5, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    He himself was one of the best fielder in the Pakistan team when he was playing. I hope he gives the same importance to fielding to this Pakistani team. As I can see Pakistan looses half of the matches due to poor fielding. The other half is lost to poor batting. I hope he stops the revolving door/ musical chairs policy with Hafeez, Azhar & Shafiq and get in some steady younsters who can perform at the Test level like Younis, Yousuf & Misbah. Others seem to be useless.

  • on February 7, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    Hi Guys, What about the coach? Is it national coach or foreign coach? Is there any application for that Job? And also what is the decision they are going to take on M.Aamir's matter? Pleas let me know through my mail. (arshgroup@live.com) Thanks Abdur Rahman.

  • on February 7, 2014, 8:31 GMT

    Outrageous! yet another political appointment although the latest is a famed Cricketer but his tactics and his temperament has always been arguably questionable! Amir has been at loggerheads with many within the board as well as with various players! and within days of his appointment, PCB accounted its first casualty for Moin Khan has been brushed aside. See this guy is here for more destruction for already the matters at PCB are going to dogs! what do you expect from "Shareefs"...that was very much obvious for they wont learn any lesson from their own checkered history nor will Aamir Sohail!!

  • rezauk on February 6, 2014, 8:46 GMT

    I'm not in a position to talk about politics but the man did play aggressive cricket which has been lacking for sometime. Also as a batsmen he will be keen to encourage a solid line up. Additionally most batsmen don't bowl and therefore their fielding becomes extremely important and hopefully will be considered as part of the selection process. Most importantly National centres of excellence are the basic building blocks available to any successful side. There are plenty of natural cricketers in Pakistan but they only fall down due to their lack of exposure to mental/physical cricket outside their comfort zone. Therefore Domestic cricketmust become a lot more competitive. Take the Aussies as an example - There's nothing wrong with being agressive once you take the pitch but at stumps they are more then happy to welcome you and chat as normal sportsmen. Only time will tell - Fortune favours the Brave

  • ahassan on February 6, 2014, 7:27 GMT

    Things will not get better for sure with this political appointment. Aamer sohail had a checkered career as a player and even more dubious tenure as a chief selector in the past. His biased selection of Junaid Zia is still fresh in mind. He also selected Farhan Adil and Yasir Ali against Bangladesh in a test when many more deserving players were available. Pakistan almost lost that test against Bangladesh and only because of Inzamamul Haq's heroics Pakistan barely managed to win that test by 1 wicket.

  • SHK1 on February 6, 2014, 6:04 GMT

    If Amir Sohail wants 'logic to prevail', can he or anyone explain the logic behind selecting Junaid Zia for the Pakistan national team. Being son of the then Chairman PCB (Tauqir Zia) doesn't count.

  • on February 6, 2014, 4:50 GMT

    I am sure he will not be able to shape Pakistan batting better as his appointment is based purely on political affiliation as was of the most disregarded chairman Mr. Najam Sehti. Let us hope beter, even then.

  • on February 6, 2014, 2:30 GMT

    that's great finally we got some one who knows cricket

  • on February 5, 2014, 18:11 GMT

    Now this sounds to be a Good News, but Muhammad Ilyas shouldn't have been named.

  • Aamir.Awan on February 5, 2014, 14:59 GMT

    Well done Aamir Sohail! "your political efforts (campaigns for PMLN) really paid off!". I was the biggest fan of Aamir Sohail's batting but he is definitely not the man for this job. Biggest problem being his dictatorial approach towards selection and decision making. This is very true he brought forward quite a few young players (mostly from Lahore) during his 2003 era. Players like Imran Farhat, Fawad Alam, Kamran Akmal, Salman Butt, Taufeeq Umar, Shoaib Malik, etc none of them was worthy to be in Pakistan's National team. My only request to Aamir is "please look around elsewhere as well, Lahore isn't the only place where cricket is played, please come to KPK and FATA as well before making any new selection". And please don't bring Sohail Tanveer, Umar Amin or Shoaib Malik back in the team for God's sake!!

  • RankPace on February 5, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    He himself was one of the best fielder in the Pakistan team when he was playing. I hope he gives the same importance to fielding to this Pakistani team. As I can see Pakistan looses half of the matches due to poor fielding. The other half is lost to poor batting. I hope he stops the revolving door/ musical chairs policy with Hafeez, Azhar & Shafiq and get in some steady younsters who can perform at the Test level like Younis, Yousuf & Misbah. Others seem to be useless.

  • Samee0324 on February 5, 2014, 13:49 GMT

    I am fine with this decision!! the only thing which confuse me is Amir's personal choice!! Amir likes dislikes will play a key role in selection of a team! Amir was the one who brought Hafeez in and gave continue chances until he performed. Amir's temperament is another issue! he has been tested and this is the last chance for him! fingers cross, i hope he will bring some new talent in the team! i hope he wont mind Misbah captaincy till WC 2015 and i am interested what will happen with Afridi now :) Dont bring Akmal brothers back please!!

  • on February 5, 2014, 10:33 GMT

    Politics comes in all fields. He is part of the ruling party so it is not a surprise. The guy has not common sense, he can be compared with Sarfraz, who only come up with negative things about the team. He and Afridi doesnt like eachother, so we will see that a problem. He wont let Misbah do what he has been doing and will try and impose decisions on him which will result another fall out.

  • Altaf1990 on February 5, 2014, 9:23 GMT

    very well done PCB, we deadly needed someone like Ameer Sohail.

  • Sports4Youth on February 5, 2014, 5:44 GMT

    As far as batting in TESTS is concerned, the most important thing that should be done first is to bring in FAWAD ALAM and HARIS SOHAIL into the test side. Then make sure that they are given a fair opportunity and not the bits & pieces as it was in the past. Also make sure that you dont select players in the wrong format. FAWAD & HARIS are tailor made for tests hence it is not proper to given them a few ODI games here and there and then dorp them. That was negative and bad planning on the part of earlier selectors. Maybe on purpose.

    Also most importantly, now that SARFRAZ AHMED has proved himself against Sri Lanka, he should be given a fair chance. Enough of the Akmals in wicket keeping. In first class matches the batting average of SARFRAZ AHMED (40) is better than the three idiots viz Hafeez (34), Azhar (37) & Shafeeq (37). Then why should he not be in th test team, especially when Pakistan have this perinial problem of the tail not wagging.

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  • Sports4Youth on February 5, 2014, 5:35 GMT

    The most important problem that needs to be addressed in Pak cricket is batting and fielding. I hope he addresses those areas first. He himself was a great fielder and all-rounder. I hope his decisions are sound and long lasting.

    As far as batting are concerned, the most important thing that should be done first is to bring in FAWAD ALAM and HARIS SOHAIL into the test side. Then make sure that they are given a fair opportunity and not the bits & pieces as it was in the past. Also make sure that you dont select players in the wrong format. FAWAD & HARIS are tailor made for tests hence it is not proper to given them a few ODI games here and there and then dorp them. That was negative and bad planning on the part of earlier selectors. Maybe on purpose.

    Also most importantly, now that SARFRAZ AHMED has proved himself against Sri Lanka, he should be given a fair chance. Enough of the Akmals in wicket keeping.

  • on February 5, 2014, 4:49 GMT

    Amir Sohail speaks with logic, cricketing sense and is often convincing. So he is definitely better than what we had as chief selectors atleast in the recent past.

  • on February 5, 2014, 4:44 GMT

    Worst decision of the century.. i tell you whats gonna happen now 1- Kami will be back 2- Afridi will be out 3- Misbah will be out at least from captaincy 4- Wikkiiii will be back 5- Nasir will play 6- Hafeez will lead odi and test teams now

  • sramesh_74 on February 5, 2014, 4:19 GMT

    You cannot expect anything different in Pakistan cricket. The same names keep coming back. What's next? Shahid Afridi becomes captain for all 3 formats??? You can't rule it out!!!

  • straight6 on February 5, 2014, 1:47 GMT

    Nawaz Sharif Zindabad! Aamir sohail was a good openning batsman, but the likes of saeed Anwar and Ramiz Raja often kept him at bay as he has a Big Big problem with his temperament. i totally share my opinnions with Wasif Minhas and Talha Tafsheen. I can even remember that back in 1998 they made him Captain of the National team against I think Australia, and Mr Sohail had problems with players and the Board and can you believe this man, he didn't turn up to represent his Nation at the ground! I am not a big fan of his and don't agree with what he says, because often its always to get at someone and for the betterment of the game for Pakistan this appointment is totally wrong. Pakistan needs some cool minded person in this role, who wants to really do something for the country. Someone like Ramiz or Shoaib Mohd would have just been perfect. Aamir has a cloudy history with Pakistan cricket and over the years he has not conducted himself as a true Ambassador, he iis not Imran's cup of tea.

  • on February 5, 2014, 0:58 GMT

    Bad choice! Worse that can happen!

  • on February 4, 2014, 21:37 GMT

    I persnoly think aamir will dig out some hidden tallent for pakistan cricket and work work with honesty and sincerity..

  • cisco420 on February 4, 2014, 20:37 GMT

    Congrats Aamer, now please get rid of the Akmals and ask Mr. Me , Afridi to retire he has to be replaced by a youngster.

  • on February 4, 2014, 20:13 GMT

    I disagree on Amer Sohail. Bad choice. Too assertive, argumentative and stubborn.

  • on February 4, 2014, 19:25 GMT

    I like Aamir very much but he was the one who selected Tauquir Zia's son Junnaid when did not deserve to be in the team.

  • on February 4, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    Good move I suppose, he has done this in past and should be able to provide good input to the team.

  • on February 4, 2014, 19:08 GMT

    Sohail is a controversial figure, there would have been a lot of better choices as chief of selectors. There seems to be a political trade off between govt and chairman. I wish he does well and gets some real talent out of domestic cricket but he is known for his stubbornness and even when he was a player he didn't have good relations with key figures and afterwards when worked with PCB at different positions he had problems with many players. his spat with afridi is still fresh in our minds.

  • on February 4, 2014, 18:50 GMT

    i dont think its purely political move. he has done this in past and did ok in bringing new faces. and speaks always with logic.

    about afridi, i dont know why people saying that. if its because he criticize afridi then i think most will do when you are not performing.

    he did mentioned in a media talk today that afridi will be useful on AUS wickets.

    i dont see any reason for him to just drop any 1. main thing is performance and should be like that. he will be better than likes of m ilyas or iqbal qasim.

  • mzm149 on February 4, 2014, 17:56 GMT

    Bad news for Afridi lovers. LOL!!!

    We can't afford both Hafeez and Afridi in one day team. We need at least one medium paced all rounder like Hammad Azam.

  • Dowite77 on February 4, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    Aamer Sohail belongs to the ruling PML-N party. This is nothing but a political appointment which is bad for Pakistan cricket.

  • Legaleagle on February 4, 2014, 15:38 GMT

    Good move!! Finally, better sense has prevailed.

  • on February 4, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    i think to bring aamir sohail is a good move by a PCB. now we have to closely observe the performance of aamir sohai and gives him a proper time.

    our current team is ok. two major things are required, 1st to identify and then separate the players for each format and 2nd, to prepare atleast 2 reserves for every player. most important task is to search a quality wicket keeper batsmaas well. this is toward my side, now look gentlemen, what will be towards from aamir sohail's side.....

  • Cricket_Man on February 4, 2014, 15:06 GMT

    Good decision by Zaka Ashraf. Aamir Sohail looks like a passionate man who really wants to help improve Pakistan cricket. Hopefully he gets full autonomy over selection and the development of the game. I would give him at least a period of 8 to 12 months before judging his performance. Good luck PCB and co!!

  • CherryWood_Champion on February 4, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    Finally common sense prevails on PCB. Aamer Sohail, has a great eye and good cricketing brain. So are Rashid Latif / Zaheer Abbas / Rameez / Wasim and Imran Khan. Miadad / Moin Khan used to be biased and pick recommended players. With Aamer at the helm hopefully only the talented and deserved are picked into the team.

  • bohurupi on February 4, 2014, 14:56 GMT

    My two cents to the chief selector Aamer Sohail: Please bring Fawad Alam, Sarjeel Khan, among other talents, on board. Reinstate Waqar Younis, if possible as the new coach. Make a plan ahead of time to rehabilitate Mohammed Aamer when his ban is finally lifted.

  • Crick_Expert on February 4, 2014, 14:30 GMT

    Good decision by PCB, Aamir is sharp and good selector.

  • on February 4, 2014, 14:29 GMT

    Hoping for change in PCB .Hoping to see new talent coming in the team

  • Super_Eyes on February 4, 2014, 13:32 GMT

    Great decision.He might be aggressive by nature, but is a very sensible person for sure!

  • engi.faisal on February 4, 2014, 13:19 GMT

    I think sensible decision :)

  • AftabAkbar on February 4, 2014, 13:10 GMT

    Its a political appointment as we all know he is a member of the ruling party PMLN.

  • on February 4, 2014, 11:44 GMT

    Yeah! I think it's a very good move by Zaka Ashraf to appoint Amir Sohail Chief Selector of PCB. He is the right man to take this job. We have to look after our cricket. We need some new ideas. We just can't afford to stick with old thoughts. And now Mr Sohail has to bring new ideas and new thoughts. If you see our domestic cricket. Theee are few players, they have been ignoring consistently. Fawad Alam ( Left handed middle order batsman, top fielder) and Raza Hassan ( young talented off spinner ) they both are doing very well in domestic cricket for a long time now and their International record is not bad either. They both are better choice than some other players. So I hope Amir Sohail will bring the boys on merit. We need a team to built for the best future of Pakistan. And at the end I wish him best of luck.

  • Cric_fever_notgoingdown on February 4, 2014, 11:13 GMT

    for me its good decision. i have heard this guy on tv talking cricket and he does make sense most of time with good logic behind. so i guess its good decision. i just hope he completes his tenure and works freely. all those guys saying afridi is gone can u tell me y ? i dont think performer will be gone.

  • Cricket_Master_Mind on February 4, 2014, 10:57 GMT

    Positive:- He is Patriot. He is Loyal to Pakistan Cricket, He is experienced, He was ex-captain, He already had done this job. Favors youngsters.

    Negative:- Sometimes Rude and arrogant, Harsh on Senior players.

    Overall:- Good Choice

  • CricketMaan on February 4, 2014, 10:45 GMT

    I sense a feeling that Pak is settling into a good Test, ODI unit. Results may or may not define that, but there is some consistency in players and performance. Misbah howmuch ever ridiculed by fans has brought consistency and calmness which neither Afridi or his successors did! Only time will tell who will be the right person after Misbah to lead Pak. It cannot be Hafeez for he can't play overseas! Who else could it be? May be Aamir Sohail has the answer!

  • justshmad on February 4, 2014, 10:43 GMT

    Yes he has associations with the ruling party but admit it that he is from that lot who are clear from any fixing related allegations. He has the experience and has the chance of setting up a system so hopefully he will bring a lot good to pak cricket.

  • on February 4, 2014, 10:38 GMT

    he is the best desin of pcb after coming ZAKA ASHRIF

  • on February 4, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    Not a bad move I would say though there is a political backing to Aamir still he is better tha these Ilyasés and Co.

  • on February 4, 2014, 10:24 GMT

    This doesn't bode well for Shahid Afridi..oh dear

  • on February 4, 2014, 10:09 GMT

    It was expected as PMLN is a ruling party in Pakistan and Aamir Sohail is also a member of PMLN. Noora League disturbing cricketing matters. Very soon we will see that PM Noora will appoint a new Chairman PCB by using his executive powers.

  • Anwar-Lara on February 4, 2014, 10:08 GMT

    Excellent decision!! even after his association with PML (n) he is not the man who will take any decision under any sort of pressure.. Waiting for Rashid Latif to join the panel too..

  • on February 4, 2014, 9:57 GMT

    I think Amir Sohail is the right person for this Job as he always support new blood in team and also groom it. Let's wait for the final result

  • on February 4, 2014, 9:38 GMT

    amir has big issues with some senior players. good luck patthan bhai.

  • on February 4, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    one more step to destroy pak cricket. a.sohail is the last person for this job. i can be better selector than him. shame on you Z.ashraf.

  • on February 4, 2014, 9:29 GMT

    good move as he was very attacking and aggresive player hope he picks or bring in players who can take pak cricket to next level after the U19 world cup sami aslam should be given chance in the national team main task will be to find allrounders like in 1999 WC razzaq and azhar played both could bowl and hit the ball miles hope aamer will get rid of some dead wood starting with asia cup announce a good balance squad hammad azam should come back in the team

  • on February 4, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    He can be a asset in terms of selection and his ability to do things differently only that he needs to keep his feeling aside for Shahid Khan Afirdi! He is the icon left in pakistan hope he don't ruin his career... By Indian

  • Z.Saleem on February 4, 2014, 9:09 GMT

    Everyone has their own opinion but I think that Aamir Sohail is very capable of doing this job as he did in early 2000's, he used to go and watch the first class games and selected a bunch of good youngsters who then became vital for Pakistan's success, I think its a good move. Well done PCB, at least M Ilyas is not the chief selector of Pakistan National team (which was reported by Media that he is the top contender of this post) otherwise we could have seen Imran Farhat back in the squad.

  • ABKhanISB on February 4, 2014, 8:46 GMT

    Amir Sohail has joined politics and is representing the ruling party. This post is result of his associations with PML-N govt. Pakistan's board can never get rid of political appointments

  • criclover_at_cricinfo on February 4, 2014, 8:41 GMT

    Worst decision of all times, only because of his political association with PML(N) he got this position, on profile he dont fit by any means.

  • on February 4, 2014, 8:40 GMT

    Its being ages since we need some one who knows the cricket very well. He has vision and also he is capable doing this job. The way I am looking very soon Rashid latif and Basit Ali also enter in the PCB list :D :D :D

  • on February 4, 2014, 8:36 GMT

    oh okay! so Mian sb. has been on the phone to PCB .........!

  • on February 4, 2014, 8:27 GMT

    It is very good news for me and also for true pakistani Aamer Sohail is very honsat person in his work i like the dission of PCB

  • on February 4, 2014, 8:24 GMT

    so it is suppose to be that its the end of afridi carreer. amir is not a good person for this job. even he is not a good player in his eara. i m quite afraid of pcb decision. Afridi is a bold man. I do't think how he handle this man.

  • Javed.sethar on February 4, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    Gud decisn for pak cricket, Amir is honest person

  • on February 4, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Aamer Sohail has some excellent leadership qualities. the first time Pakistan won a test match against S africa in South africa was happened under his captaincy. Hoping that he would take good decisions for the betterment of Pakistan cricket.

  • CricIndia208 on February 4, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Aamer Sohail lashed out at Imran Khan sometime back. He did the right thing.

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    i think an ok decision. we have seen many good new players came in when amir sohail was selector last time.

    only time will tell but at least there will be no m ilyas or iqbal qasim.

  • Orangetable on February 4, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    This is the guy that chose Junaid Zia? The single worst selection in Pakistan`s history!

  • badmaash on February 4, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    uh-oh...there goes the resurgence of Pakistan team =(

    Last time Aamer Sohail was selector he ended the careers of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Saeed Anwar, Moin Khan, and gave us Imran Farhat, Mohd Sami and Kamran Akmal.

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:30 GMT

    i think a good decision atleast now we gonna hav people from all over the pakistan rather than lahore lions which was the case in basit ali era because he was the couch of that team lol.

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    tough time cmng up fr 30 plus guys... khan sb, sohail tanvir etc etc start packing yr bags...

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    very good news 1st time they choose honest person what a legend Aamer is.i hope pak cricket will do better and he will take them right direction.God bless him

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:11 GMT

    Best of luck Shahid Afridi

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  • on February 4, 2014, 7:11 GMT

    Best of luck Shahid Afridi

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    very good news 1st time they choose honest person what a legend Aamer is.i hope pak cricket will do better and he will take them right direction.God bless him

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    tough time cmng up fr 30 plus guys... khan sb, sohail tanvir etc etc start packing yr bags...

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:30 GMT

    i think a good decision atleast now we gonna hav people from all over the pakistan rather than lahore lions which was the case in basit ali era because he was the couch of that team lol.

  • badmaash on February 4, 2014, 7:40 GMT

    uh-oh...there goes the resurgence of Pakistan team =(

    Last time Aamer Sohail was selector he ended the careers of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Saeed Anwar, Moin Khan, and gave us Imran Farhat, Mohd Sami and Kamran Akmal.

  • Orangetable on February 4, 2014, 7:44 GMT

    This is the guy that chose Junaid Zia? The single worst selection in Pakistan`s history!

  • on February 4, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    i think an ok decision. we have seen many good new players came in when amir sohail was selector last time.

    only time will tell but at least there will be no m ilyas or iqbal qasim.

  • CricIndia208 on February 4, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Aamer Sohail lashed out at Imran Khan sometime back. He did the right thing.

  • on February 4, 2014, 8:13 GMT

    Aamer Sohail has some excellent leadership qualities. the first time Pakistan won a test match against S africa in South africa was happened under his captaincy. Hoping that he would take good decisions for the betterment of Pakistan cricket.

  • Javed.sethar on February 4, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    Gud decisn for pak cricket, Amir is honest person