Former England batsman Jonathan Trott has been named as the new coach of Afghanistan.
Trott replaces Graham Thorpe, who had to withdraw from the position on health grounds.
He will take over for the tour of Ireland in August where the team will play five T20Is ahead of the World Cup in Australia later this year.
“I’m honoured and excited to have the opportunity to take one of international cricket’s most exciting teams through what is a huge year for their development as a team,” Trott said.
The 41-year-old, who played over 200 international matches for England, worked as a batting coach for the England team on their tour of India in 2021.
Former England batsman and assistant coach Thorpe fell seriously ill in May.
He had accepted the job of Afghanistan head coach following his departure from the England set-up after a 4-0 defeat in the Ashes.
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