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Dean Jones named as interim Afghan coach

KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team's rising fortunes. Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan's four-day Intercontinental Cup game from October 20-23, and could become a permanent fixture, the Afghan cricket board said. "(The) Afghanistan Cricket Board has appointed Dean Jones, a prominent former…

PCB slams Afghan cricket board’s decision of canceling T20 matches

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday rejected the allegations levelled by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in wake of the tragic Kabul blast yesterday that claimed at least 90 lives and wounded over 450, ARY News reported. "It is deeply regrettable that the ACB delegation in Pakistan was at pains to insist that politics should not impinge on cricket but has now changed its stance by laying the blame for its troubles and inadequacies on Pakistan", PCB said in a statement. “PCB has always encouraged the…

Younis Khan to coach Afghanistan cricket team, says cricket chief

KABUL: Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman Atif Mashal on Thursday said that Younis Khan has agreed to coach the Afghan Cricket team after his retirement. "Younis has agreed to coach the Afghan cricket team and the board is currently finalizing the contract," Afghan cricket chief said in a media statement. Younis Khan is playing his final cricket Test match at Dominica against West Indies. The 39-year-old master batsman became the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs in his 116th Test match played against West…