Actor Sohail Khan will now bowl maidens over, albeit on a different pitch! Sohail Khan and Parvez Khan, a prominent Dubai-based business tycoon and owner of property developers Pacific Ventures, have roped in Michael Vaughan, one of cricket’s most celebrated batsmen and former Captain of the English cricket team, as Team Director and Player of the Capricorn Commanders, one of the teams that will see action in the T20 Cricket Masters Champions League in Dubai. Vaughan was picked up by the Commanders in the pre-auction bid for the legends and was part of the strategizing unit for the Commanders for the Auction purchases as well. He will also act as the Head Coach of the Capricorn Commanders.
Vaughan will be joined by Usman Afzaal, former England International, as Assistant Coach. The Capricorn Commanders will be competing with five other teams in the tournament billed as the League of the Extraordinary, as competing squads have on their roster some of the sports’ most celebrated superstars.
Making the announcement Parvez Khan, welcoming the duo said, “Michael Vaughan and Usman Afzaal need no introduction in the world of cricket, and by having them play for our team, we hope to continue to share our passion for the sport.” Khan also announced the Capricorn Commanders will soon appoint the team’s Captain and Vice-Captain ahead of the series which will take place from 28th January to 13th February 2016 at the Dubai and Sharjah Cricket Stadiums.
Capricorn commanders also boasts of Two-time World Cup winner Andrew Symonds, former England captain Michael Vaugh, Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq, former England skipper Paul Collinwood, Sri Lanka’s Chamara Silva and South Africa’s Ashwell Prince and Rory Kleinveldt among others.