Dean Jones to coach Afghanistan on interim basis

Dean Jones Afghanistan cricket

Dean Jones (right) will coach Afghanistan during their tour of Hong Kong

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Former Australia batsman Dean Jones has been appointed as Afghanistan’s head coach on an interim basis.

Jones will be in charge when Afghanistan travel to Hong Kong for an Intercontinental Cup match, which will be held at Tin Kwong Road Recreation Ground from October 20 to 23.

The 56-year-old was recently in Afghanistan as he was commentating during the Shpageeza Cricket League, which is the country’s domestic Twenty20 competition.

Prior to Jones, Lalchand Rajput, Inzamam-ul Haq, Rashid Latif and Kabir Khan all coached the national team.

“Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has appointed as interim head coach of the Afghanistan National Cricket Team for the upcoming tour of Hong Kong for the Intercontinental Cup fixture,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced in a statement. “Both sides will consider a long-term coaching agreement after the tour of Hong Kong.”

In June, Afghanistan and Ireland were unveiled as the two newest Full Member nations by the International Cricket Council (ICC), meaning that they can now play Test cricket.

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