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Afghanistan are likely to launch a search for a new head coach after they opted not to extend Andy Moles’ contract.
Moles, who was appointed in September 2014, completed his one-year tenure with the national team after the World T20 Qualifier, which was hosted by Ireland and Scotland just last month.
Even though Moles helped Afghanistan secure a spot in the 2016 World Twenty20 in India, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) CEO Shafiqullah Asmat Stanikzai admitted that there are still communication barriers between Moles and many of the national team players.
However, Stanikzai insisted that Moles was brilliant coach and thanked him for all the time and faith he invested in the Afghanistan team.
“I wouldn’t say the communication was that big a problem but the understanding between the team and the coach was a bit lacking. But it does not mean that he was not a good coach,” Stanikzai told ESPNcricinfo. “He left a real good legacy with Afghanistan cricket and the national team has learnt a lot from him, especially the importance of planning, which was missing from our team. And he helped each and every individual understand how important planning is and how it impacts the game if it is implemented properly.”