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Inzamam-ul-Haq stands down as Afghanistan’s head coach

Inzamam-ul-Haq stands down as Afghanistan’s head coach

Apr 17, 2016 - 12:18

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Poised for appointment as Pakistaninfo-icon’s chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq has resigned as Afghanistaninfo-icon’s head coach, the cricket board announced on Sunday.

The former batting legend, who played 378 one-day internationals and 120 tests for Pakistan, has been offered the top slot by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).

PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan phoned him to relieve Haq as head coach, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB)Chairman Shafiq Stanikzai told journalists in Kabul.

"Today Shaharyar Khan called me and asked a favour to release Inzamam-ul-Haq as they are keen to hire him," Stanikzai said, commending the coach’s services.

Under his guidance, Afghanistan found their way to the Super 10 stage of the ICC Worldinfo-icon Twenty20 in India, upsetting West Indies, who emerged as champions.

In line with his contract, Haq was to serve the ACB as head coach until the end of November 30, 2016.

Meanwhile, ACB spokesman Farid Hotak confirmed to Pajhwok Afghan News the ex-Pakistani great had formally tendered his resignation.

In his resignation letter, Haq hoped Afghanistan would soon become a world-beating side. In view of his national duty, he urged the ACB to accept his resignation.

Given the cordial relations between the boards and in recognition of his services, the ACB chief had accepted Haq’s resignation, Hotak concluded.

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