Andy Moles named Afghanistan’s Chief Selector and Director of Cricket
Andy Moles (AFP Photo)

Afghanistan have appointed former England coach Andy Moles as their chief selector and director of cricket.

Moles has been an integral part of Afghanistan cricket having coached them between 2014 and 2015 during which period they made their a maiden ICC Cricket World Cup appearance. Afghanistan, who returned from the 2019 World Cup in England winless, losing all their nine matches, sacked Phil Simmons following which Moles took over as their interim coach.

The 58-year-old has been training the younger generation of cricketers with his involvement at the country’s U-19 and U-23 levels.

“Andy Moles appointed as Director of Cricket and Chief Selector. Mr. Moles served as interim head coach of Afghanistan in the recently concluded tour of Bangladesh. He has a vast experience of over 25 years in the sport and is a Level-4 Coach as well,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board posted on their Twitter account confirming the news.

Last week, ACB had appointed former South Africa international Lance Klusener as the new head coach. His stint will start with the series of one Test, three ODIs and three T20Is against West Indies in Dehradun (India) in November-December.

“I am extremely excited and honoured to be given the opportunity to work with some of the best talent in world cricket. I am really looking forward to working with the Afghanistan team and helping them take their cricket to the next level,” Klusener had said.