Jones to coach Afghans on tour of Hong Kong
Former Australia batsman Dean Jones will coach Afghanistan in their upcoming Hong Kong tour.
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.
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.
Afghanistan’s cricket team was catapulted into the elite club of Test nations in June and made their debut at Lord’s in July. Last month, the fifth edition of the six-team Shpageeza tournament attracted big-name players, coaches and commentators, along with thousands of fans.