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Inzamam Ul Haq appointed Afghanistan coach

Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq has been appointed as the temporary Afghanistan coach for their upcoming Zimbabwe tour.

The 120-Test veteran said he was thrilled to be taking on one of the game's Cinderella stories, albeit only for the 25-day tour which includes five one-day internationals and two Twenty20s starting from October 16.



I have accepted the role of Afghanistan team coach only for the tour of Zimbabwe.

Inzamam told AFP.


It will be exciting and I would love to put their enormous passion on the right track.

Most of the Afghan players learned the game in refugee camps on the Pakistan border after Soviets invaded Afghanistan in 1979. After rising from Division Five in 2009, the Afghans made their first appearance in the 50-over World Cup this year before deciding not to extend the contract of English coach Andy Moles.

"They offered me the role of head coach and had been after me for the last two years, and now they have asked me to help them for the Zimbabwe series, which I have agreed," said Inzamam, whose batting expertise should boost the wayward Afghan team.

"They are aggressive and passionate which could be both good and bad, if it is not controlled, so I will try to teach them that control and how to use their passion in the right manner."

Source - CA

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