Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) have appointed former Australia batsman Dean Jones as interim head coach for Afghanistan’s Intercontinental Cup fixture in Hong Kong.
Afghanistan have been without a coach since August after the board chose not to renew Lalchand Rajput’s contract.
ACB said in a press conference: “Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has appointed as interim head coach of the Afghanistan National Cricket Team for the upcoming tour of Hong Kong for the Intercontinental Cup fixture,”
“Both sides will consider a long-term coaching agreement after the tour of Hong Kong.”
Afghanistan have find it difficult to keep a coach for a long period of time. Before Rajput, former Pakistan internationals Inzamam-ul Haq, Rashid Latif and Kabir Khan all had spells as Afghanistan head coach.
Few days ago, Indian Cricketer Mohammad Kaif was also in the list of choices for ACB but in the end they have decided Dean Jones to appoint as interim Afghanistan coach.