Afghanistan head coach quits

Afghanistan

Former Pakistan seamer Kabir Khan has resigned as Afghanistan's head coach.

Former Pakistan seamer Kabir Khan has resigned as Afghanistan's head coach.

Kabir had wanted to leave the post after March's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, but agreed to the Afghanistan Cricket Board's request for an extended tenure.

"I have resigned from the coach's post," Kabir told <i>AFP</i>. "The simple reason is that my family was suffering from my being away on tours and I was not enjoying coaching.

"I had informed them a month ago but we reached the agreement a few days back and they accepted my stance."

Afghanistan's upcoming assignments include the Asian Games, Asian Cricket Council Championship and 2015 World Cup in Australasia, where difficult fixtures against England, Australia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, New Zealand and Scotland await.

"I think qualifying for the World Cup was more important than playing it so I don't think my not being there will affect the performance," concluded Kabir.

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