Afghanistan may hire head coach from India
By Bipin Dani
Mumbai: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is “not happy” over the decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of hiring Inzamam-ul-Haq as their chief selector.
“We are disappointed with this development”, the ACB president Nasim Danish, speaking exclusively over his mobile from Kabul, said on Saturday night.
“Inzamam has been doing religious work in his country and was never on PCB’s radar. They never “seriously” thought of his services but once he became popular with the recent success of the Afghan team, the PCB thought of hiring him”.
“Anyway, we shall be accepting Inzi’s resignation on Sunday and relieve him prematurely”, the ACB chief added.
“We shall now be advertising for the head coach post and hire a new coach”.
“Our top priority is an Indian coach. We want some big name and take our cricket further”, he added.
Manoj Prabhakar’s contract (as a bowling coach) with the Afghan team ended recently and a fresh contract for a better position may be offered to him.
“We also have Sridharan Sriram in mind. His services were hired by Cricket Australia (CA) for their youth team”.
The 40-year-old Sriram has played eight ODIs for India between 2000 and 2004.
“We may also offer Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jaywardene to guide our players”.
The ACB is also likely to speak to another Pakistani Younis Khan.
“He speaks our language well and it will be very easy for him to communicate with our players. If our top priority from India does not work out well, Younis Khan will be consulted”, the chief signed off.