ACB looking for batting and fielding coaches
By Sangeeta Viswas
on Wed Sep 08 2021
Afghanistan are looking for batting and fielding coaches for their national team ahead of the T20 World Cup, while the signing will happen soon, according to the chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
“We have a head coach (Lance Klusener) and a bowling (Shaun Tait). In addition, we are trying to have a batting and fielding coach for the national team and we want to supply before the Twenty20 World Cup UAE We look forward to finalizing that, Hamid Shinwari told Cricbuzz on Wednesday (September 8).
Lance Klusener has been the head coach of the Afghanistan team. A long time Tait was recently recruited by the ACB. The Australian was to be included in the squad in Sri Lanka. The Afghans were to play a bilateral white-ball innings against Pakistan this week. And Tait meanwhile signed. The Pondicherry state team in India.
Shinwari said, “Shaun is our national bowling coach. I have read the report but I am not sure about his Pondicherry consent. He has been signed to ACB and has to perform his duties as bowling coach. “
Pondicherry Cricket Group simplified that Tait’s role on the state side is flexible and the CAP will allow him to fulfill all his international commitments.
A CAP spokesman said, “He’s got assignments in Australia, Bangladesh, the United States and Afghanistan. So we’ve made a soft, flexible agreement. He’ll join our team whenever he’s free, subject to bio-secure protocols.”
Tait reaffirmed his commitment to the Afghan side. “I am with Afghanistan team. I will be around Pondicherry team when I don’t have any commitment with them. At this level during second half of season. The T20 World cup will be held in Afghanistan.“
The ACB official also revealed that the board will organize a camp for the national team to prepare for the Twenty20 World Cup and is looking for a suitable venue. “The senior team is about to train abroad to prepare for the World Cup. We are looking for a suitable location, either in UAE or in process.
UAE grounds are full because of IPL. We’ll see if there are facilities in the category. ” Afghanistan have qualified for the second round (Super 12s) of the showpiece event ahead of experienced teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
Hamid Shinwari also said that cricket will soon resume in the country, which has been witness to unrest due to recent political changes. “We will soon organize our domestic Twenty20 tournament, the Shapiza Cricket League.
Cricket has never been a problem in Afghanistan. It has got the support of the government and the approval of the people of Afghanistan. So far the only objective has been formation. Sarkar which happened on Tuesday. We will take it forward soon. This year, we will have eight teams instead of six as of now.”