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by Alastair Symondson Sunday 4 January 2015
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has appointed former Canada head coach Andy Pick as its new national bowling coach.
Pick will join up with Afghanistan ahead of their series of One-Day Internationals against Ireland and Scotland in the United Arab Emirates later this month.
He will continue to work the team as they build up to the World Cup, which gets underway in Australia and New Zealand in February.
Pick, 51, played for Nottinghamshire during his playing career before moving into coaching, where he worked with the England Under-19s, Canada and the ICC Americas High Performance Programme.
In 195 first-class matches he took 495 wickets, going on to represent England 'A' and playing at the Hong Kong Sixes for his country.
He also played for Wellington in New Zealand.
"Andy’s passionate experience and coaching has already led several national teams like England and Canada to victory and has earned him massive recognition and praises," ACB CEO Shafiqullah Stanikzai said.
"We really look forward to having him on board with us and see our team reaching another level under his guidance."
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