KABUL: Former Australia batsman and cricket commentator Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour, officials said Tuesday, in the latest sign of the team´s rising fortunes.
Jones, who visited Kabul last month to commentate on the Shpageeza Twenty20 tournament, will take charge for Afghanistan´s four-day Intercontinental Cup game from October 20-23, and could become a permanent fixture, the Afghan cricket board said.
“(The) Afghanistan Cricket Board has appointed Dean Jones, a prominent former Australian cricketer and commentator, as its head coach for the four-day Intercontinental games in Hong Kong,” it said in a statement.
“Both parties will consider a long-term agreement after the games,” it added.
Jones said in a Twitter message that he was happy to lead Afghanistan´s cricket team in Hong Kong.
“I am pleased to announce that I will be Afghanistan interim Head Coach for their Tour to Hong Kong #shouldbefun,” he said.
— Dean Jones (@ProfDeano) October 9, 2017