Dean Jones to be Afghanistan’s interim head coach

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones will take charge as the interim coach of Afghanistan for the side’s outing at the Intercontinental Cup in Hong Kong next week.

Dean Jones, who is also the coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) side, Islamabad United, took to Twitter to make the announcement.   -  V. V. Krishnan

Former Australia batsman Dean Jones will take charge as the interim coach of Afghanistan for the side’s outing at the Intercontinental Cup in Hong Kong next week.

The 56-year-old, who is also the coach of Pakistan Super League (PSL) side, Islamabad United, took to Twitter to make the announcement. “I am pleased to announce that I will be Afghanistan interim Head Coach for their Tour to Hong Kong #shouldbefun,” Jones tweeted on Monday.

 

This is Afghanistan’s third appointment to the role of head coach. In 2015, it had roped in former Pakistan captain Inzamam ul Haq for the position and his contract was extended till the World T20 last year. After his exit, Indian Lalchand Rajput was named the coach of the side, under whom the side attained Test status.

Sportstar was the first to report about the ACB parting ways with Rajput in August.