Friday, 3 February 2017
Former all-round cricketer Phil Simmons appointed Afghanistan's coaching consultant
Simmons, 53, a former all-round cricketer, served as head coach for, Zimbabwe, Ireland and his native side respectively.
He enjoyed a successful reign in charge as coach for West Indies, winning World T20 championship last year. Simmons helped Associate nation Ireland’s standing in international cricket grow since he took charge in 2007. With his tenure including 224 matches, Simmons is considered to be the longest serving coach in international cricket.
Under him, Ireland won eleven trophies and qualified for major events.
Phil Simmons will be assisting Afghanistan’s head coach Lalchand Rajput on technical issues.
"He has tremendous experience in team management and has immense technical expertise,” it said. “His appointment will have a great impact on team performance.”
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