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Sohail appointed new Pakistan chief selector

Former captain Aamer Sohail has been named as Pakistan’s new chief selector and the National Cricket Academy and Game Development director, a post which he quit in 2009 and vowed not to take back “if I am asked for it.”

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Zaka Ashraf said Sohail’s experience with the academies would help in ‘filtering’ out talent and, thus, also made him the ideal candidate for the post of chief selector.

“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. We have decided to rediscover the national academies with him at the helm with additional responsibility of national selection,” Ashraf told Cricinfo.

Sohail, an attacking left-handed batsman who played 47 Tests and 156 one-day internationals for Pakistan and was a major part of the World Cup winning team in 1992 said he will do his best to lift the team.

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