Younis, Gul set to work with Afghanistan team

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KABUL: Former Pakistan captain Younus Khan and fast bowler Umar Gul have been roped in as batting and bowling consultants of Afghanistan cricket team for the UAE tour. Both will join the team during the ongoing training and preparatory camp in the United Arab Emirates as the team gears up for its forthcoming international cricketing assignments.
“The UAE camp is a great opportunity for the players to get adequate training in the relevant departments of the game and get fully prepared for the future competitions. Younis Khan and Omar Gul have rich experience of international cricket and I am sure they will help our boys overcome the concerns they have got in the batting and bowling departments,” Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) CEO Naseeb Khan said.
ACB has recently named Graham Thorpe, a former English batsman, as the head coach of the senior men’s team for the events ahead, who will, according to the agreement, join the team at the end of April.
Meanwhile Younis on Tuesday left for UAE to join the camp.
“It has been my utmost desire to work with the ACB officials as a coach and the discussions have been going on since 2011 during my playing days,” Younis said in a tweet. “I now feel it’s the right time and the UAE camp is a perfect opportunity to work with ACB and get to know the upcoming talent more closely,” Younis said.