Afghanistan coach Inzamamul Haq. - A file photo

PESHAWAR, 3 October: Afghanistan have appointed former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq as their head coach.

Inzamam will initially coach Afghanistan only for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour, but it is likely that he will get an extended contract of two years. He has earlier served as Pakistan’s batting consultant in 2012-13.

Afghanistan team are without a head coach since expiry of Andy Moles’ contract in August. Inzamam said after his appointment that Afghanistan are a good emerging team and he will work on the batsmen’s technique to improve their performances. He is the third Pakistani cricketer to coach Afghanistan after Rashid Latif and Kabir Khan.

Inzamam scored 8,830 runs in 120 Test matches and 11,739 runs in 378 one-day internationals. He retired from international cricket in 2007.

 

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