Former Pakistani skipper appointed as Afghanistan cricket team coach
Former Pakistan pacer, Umar Gul has been appointed as the bowling coach of Afghanistan’s national side. The former speedster is set to join Afghanistan’s camp in Dubai on 4 April.
The 37-year-old has previously coached at Pakistan’s domestic level including Pakistan’s premier T20 tournament, Pakistan Super League (PSL). Gul has worked with Quetta Gladiators as a bowling coach in the PSL while he has also worked in Kashmir Premier League (KPL) and in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) with Galle Gladiators.
Gul has initially been appointed as the bowling coach for a short three-week stint but the contract can be extended depending on his impact on the side.
The former pacer expressed his joy at being associated with Afghanistan. He stated, “After coaching at PSL, KPL, LPL, and domestic level, it is a pleasure to be associated with an international team. I will try my best to help the Afghan bowlers with my experience.”