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Andy Moles named Afghanistan’s Director of Cricket and Chief Selector


Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has named Andy Moles as the director of cricket and chief selector of their national team.

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Moles had been with the Afghanistan team previously as he coached them during the 2014-15 when the Afghans played their debut World Cup. And it had been considered that Moles played a big role in the rise of the present Afghanistan team. He also worked with Afghanistan Under-19 and Under-23 players to bring some promising youngsters in the team. The 52-year old Moles also served the team recently as interim head coach during Bangladesh Tour after their previous coach Phil Simmons stepped up as head coach at the end of the World up.

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ACB completed the announcement in Twitter and stated: “Andy Moles appointed as Director of Cricket and Chief Selector. Mr. Moles served as interim head coach of Afghanistan in the recently concluded tour of Bangladesh. He has a vast experience of over 25 years in the sport and is a Level-4 Coach as well.”

Moles has a vast experience in cricket. He previously coached Hong Kong and Kenya national cricket team since 2001 alongside with Afghanistan national cricket team in 2014. He also managed many domestic teams of England and New Zealand too.

It should be noted that last week ACB had announced former South Africa allrounder Lance Klusener as the new head coach of the team since 2020, with the possibility of an extension based on the outcomes. Former South Africa Under-19 cricketer, Rivash Gobind who previously coached South Africa’s domestic team Warriors, has also joined the team’s management.

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