The cricket governing body in Afghanistan, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has appointed Andy Moles as the director of cricket of their national team. Moles has played a crucial role in the rise of the Afghanistan team and the announcement does not come as a surprise.

The 58-year-old doubles up as the chief selector of the Afghanistan Cricket team. Notably, Andy is an English cricket coach and former cricket having played first-class cricket for teams like Warwickshire and Griqualand West. His involvement with the Afghanistan Cricket team is often cited as one of the key reasons for Afghanistan Cricket’s rise in the international sporting circuit.

“Andy Moles appointed as Director of Cricket and Chief Selector. Mr Moles served as interim head coach of Afghanistan in the recently concluded tour of Bangladesh. He has a vast experience of over 25 years in the sport and is a Level-4 Coach as well,” ACB tweeted on Thursday.

It is worth noting that last week former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener was named the head coach of Afghanistan until 2020. Klusener replaced Phil Simmons during whose guidance Afghanistan failed to deliver in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and finished last.