Afghanistan hire former Warks batsman as coach

Afghanistan

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced this week the appointment of Andy Moles as a batting coach for the National Team in its preparation for the World Cup 2015.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) announced this week the appointment of Andy Moles as a batting coach for the National Team in its preparation for the World Cup 2015.

Moles is a former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire and Griqualand West in South Africa.

Since his retirement as a player, his international coaching career has included positions with Kenya (2003), Scotland (2005), and New Zealand (2008).

"We are pleased to have the services of Andy Moles in our batting preparations for the World Cup," Dr Noor Mohammad Murad, CEO of the ACB said when announcing the appointment.

"He has a broad experience in international cricket both as a player and a coach and he will bring the benefits of this experience to our national players."

Moles was a gritty and determined, right-handed opening batsman. He played from 1986 until his retirement in 1997 for Warwickshire, where he scored 13,316 runs at an average of 38.59.

During the late 1980s he also played domestic cricket in South Africa for Griqualand West and in three seasons managed 1,989 runs and his average was a good 64.16.

Moles will arrive in Kabul this week to undertake a batting coaching programme with the national team.

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