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Former Pak cricketer to train Afghan squad



A former Pakistani cricketer and captain of his team, Amir Sohail was appointed as batting coach for Afghan national cricket squad, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) said in a statement.

The statement said Amir Sohail would serve as short-term batting coach of the national team during the ACC Premier League, in which six Asian countries were participating. The matches are scheduled to take place in Malaysia on May 1.


The ACB planned to arrange a training camp for cricketers in Lahore City of Pakistan to be well-prepared for events, where Sohail would join the Afghan team.
During the training camp, other trainers would also assist Afghan players to help improve their morale and to perk up their batting gap, according to the board officials.

The cricket board Chief Executive, Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, confirmed appointment of Sohail as batting coach.
The left hand batsman is believed to have played 156 One Day Internationals (ODI) and 47 test matches for Pakistan.

Sport analyst Zarab Shah Zahir welcomed the ACB initiative, saying Sohail had brilliant experience in cricket world and was an excellent batsman of his time.
He added right now Afghan cricketers were facing problems in batting area. He hoped the initiative would help bolster the performance of national squad.


Source: Pajhwok