Lalchand Rajput appointed as Afghanistan's head coach
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) selection committee on Saturday announced the appointment of Lalchand Rajput as new head coach of the national cricket team, ACB Chairman Nasimullah Danish said.
“We have received several applications from all over the world, Lalchand Rajput and Mohammad Kaif were shortlisted for the final round of interview. However Rajpoot was selected by selection committee,” he said.
Mr. Rajput, who has coached the Indian Under-19 Cricket side as well as the Mumbai Indians franchise in the IPL, the 54-year-old’s experience cricketer would be a key asset for Afghanistan Cricket,” said Danish.
Mr. Rajput was assigned the task as a manager of Indian cricket team for a brief period. He has been actively involved in cricket administration over the past several years, including holding positions with the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA).
He attended a coaching clinic held at Bangalore in April 2007. He was coach of Under-19 Indian Cricket Team during the tour of England. Rajput was appointed as the manager of the winning Indian cricket team for the Twenty 20 World Championship 2007 held in South Africa. He was the coach of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2008.
ACB chairman said “Mr. Rajput is technically and professionally strong coach in cricket, i am sure his presence with Afghan national cricket team will benefit the team; he will be joining team in Scotland, Ireland and Netherland tour.”
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