Aamir Sohail slammed PCB plan to end department cricket teams

Vastavam web: Former Pakistan captain Aamir Sohail has slammed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for its idea of abolishing department cricket teams and confining the domestic first-class structure to six teams. He also urged the PCB to first remove those who enjoyed the sway while making appointments for chief selector, captain and head coach. According to a report published in the ‘Dawn’, Sohail said during his visit to the Dar Hockey Academy here on Saturday: “The PCB has been considering the policy of a domestic structure based on six (provincial) teams just on one person’s whim.

“First of all, the department teams were formed in the past as per the state policy, not by any government. And to change a state policy, you have to go through the Parliament to discuss it at length,” the 52-year-old added.

“Ideally, the idea of six teams should first have been floated before the general body of the PCB and then before the Board of Governors. In the end it should have been sent to the government. But (unfortunately) all unconstitutional ways are being adopted to undo a state policy on just one person’s whim,” he continued.