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Afghanistan appoints former England batter Graham Thorpe as head coach

On Tuesday, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) appointed former England batter Graham Thorpe as head coach of the Afghanistan men’s cricket team. Thorpe was among the three people who were sacked after England’s below-average Ashes campaign Down Under along with head coach Chris Silverwood and managing director Ashley Giles. Thorpe, who is now 52, has represented England in 100 Tests from 1993 to 2005 and scored 6744 runs at 44.66 with 16 centuries. He has also played 82 One Day Internationals for England and amassed 2380 runs with 21 half-centuries under his name in the format. His name was declared by the ACB as the full-time replacement for Lance Klusener, who resigned in November after a two-year tenure. In a press release, the board stated, “The ACB had launched the recru...