Aamir Sohail

  • Pakistan unveils new domestic league Yesterday

    Pakistan's cricket administration on Wednesday unveiled a new domestic league revamp, though demands to remove commercial and government department teams from the competition were ignored. Pakistan has long suffered from a below-par domestic structure. Many of its cricket heroes, such as Javed Miandad, honed their skills in street games rather than...
  • Afghanistan cricketers to train in Pakistan April 10, 2014

    Afghanistan's fast-rising cricket team will train in Pakistan under the guidance of two former international captains as they prepare for their maiden World Cup appearance next year, their coach said on Thursday. Aamir Sohail will help the batsmen while Rashid Latif will help the wicket-keepers as the minnows begin tuning...
  • Only Parsi to be in Pakistan Test squad passes away March 25, 2014

    Karachi: Rusi Dinshaw, the only Parsi to have ever been selected in a Pakistan Test squad, has passed away quietly and his death in tragic circumstances has brought into sharp focus the failure of the PCB to look after its former players. Dinshaw, an 86 year-old man in need of proper...
  • Naming of Pakistan's Asia Cup squad and new coach held up February 11, 2014

    Karachi: Two major announcements about the new head coach and the Pakistan squad for Asia Cup were held up due to the sudden dismissal of PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf and would be reviewed by the new management committee and its chairman, Najam Sethi at their meeting on Tuesday. A reliable source...
  • Pakistan appoint Aamir Sohail as chief selector February 4, 2014

    Islamabad: Aamir Sohail was reappointed Pakistan's chief cricket selector for a second time on Tuesday. The post had been vacant for more than seven months, since Iqbal Qasim didn't renew his contract last July. Pakistan Cricket Board interim chairman Najam Sethi briefly appointed Moin Khan as chief selector soon after Qasim quit,...
  • Muhammad Illyas' appointment as chief selector withdrawn by PCB February 4, 2014

    Karachi: Former Test player Muhammad Illyas lost his position as the Chief Selector without even having a chance to see his appointment being made public by the Pakistan Cricket Board, which instead named former skipper Aamir Sohail for the post. Illyas, who was given the appointment letter of a paid chief...
  • Afridi responsible for one-run defeat against SA: Aamir Sohail October 31, 2013

    Karachi: Former captain and chief selector, Aamir Sohail has lambasted senior all-rounder Shahid Afridi for being responsible for Pakistan's stunning one-run defeat to South Africa in the first one-day international in Dubai. Clearly upset with the shock defeat last night and the batting collapse, Sohail blamed Afridi for the defeat. "Afridi...
  • Imran Khan damaged Pakistan cricket: Aamir Sohail June 17, 2013

    Karachi: In the aftermath of the crushing defeat to India, former skipper Aamir Sohail has launched a scathing attack on one of Pakistan's greatest cricketers, Imran Khan, saying the World Cup-winning captain is responsible for the current state of sport in the country. "I want to say clearly, and for once...
  • Not plotting move to oust Ashraf, says Sohail May 16, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistan's former captain, Aamir Sohail has reacted strongly to reports that he was engineering a move to oust Zaka Ashraf as chairman of the PCB after the Pakistan Muslim League's victory in the general elections. Ashraf interestingly became the first elected chairman of the board just few days before...
  • Pakistan cricket needs revamp, says Aamir Sohail February 25, 2013

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket needs to revamp its failing system and focus more on Tests, former captains said Monday after the side's humiliating 3-0 whitewash in South Africa. Pakistan went down by an innings and 18 runs in the final match at Centurion on Sunday as the world number one Test...
  • BCCI confirms Pak will tour India for 3 ODIs July 16, 2012

    The BCCI has confirmed the resumption of India-Pakistan bilateral cricket with a short three-ODI series in December later this year. ...
  • Sohail urges PCB to launch Pro-40 tournament May 2, 2012

    Lahore: Former captain and chief selector, Aamir Sohail has suggested that the Pakistan Cricket Board should launch its own Pro-40 tournament with the match split into two innings of 20 overs each. "Thrills and skills will be the selling points of such an event," Sohail said on a television channel. Although...
  • Sohail questions Pak players' absence from IPL April 19, 2012

    Lahore: Former Test captain Aamir Sohail has called on the PCB and the Pakistan government to ensure the participation of Pakistani players in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Sohail, a former chief selector and now a well-known cricket analyst and commentator, said that even though the IPL was a domestic...
  • Ex-Pak players back Whatmore appointment March 6, 2012

    Karachi: Pakistan hope new cricket coach, Australia's Dav Whatmore, can find a magic formula to transform the country's talented players into a team that enjoys sustained, match-winning success. The team's peaks and troughs are infamous. Last month's Test whitewash of England was followed by a flop in the limited overs series,...
  • Waqar, Sohail praise Pak coach Mohsin January 30, 2012

    Karachi: Former captains Waqar Younis and Aamir Sohail have thrown their weight behind interim Pakistan coach Mohsin Khan and credited him and captain Misbah-ul-Haq for introducing a discipline regime and attitude in the Pakistan team. Their comments come at a time when a debate is raging in Pakistan cricket circles on...