Graham Thorpe named as new head coach of Afghanistan

Graham Thorpe has been named as the new head coach of the Afghanistan men's team, following his departure from the England Test set-up in the wake of this winter's Ashes.

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Graham Thorpe has been named as the new head coach of the Afghanistan men’s team, following his departure from the England Test set-up in the wake of this winter’s Ashes.

Thorpe, who has played 100 Tests for England between 1993 and 2005, is highly respected in the cricket community across the world and hence, it came as no surprise when he was appointed the new head coach of the Afghanistan national team replacing Lance Klusener, who stepped down in November after a two-year stint with the team.

“The ACB had launched the recruitment process for hiring a new head coach, through which Graham Thorpe was selected as the best available nominee for the position. He will step up into the role of head coach ahead of the upcoming international events of Afghanistan. Former Australia batter Stuart Law had been in charge of the national set-up in an interim capacity,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a press release.

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