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12:00 AM, January 01, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 01, 2018

Simmons appointed Afghan coach

Former West Indies all-rounder Phil Simmons has been appointed coach of Afghanistan as the country prepares for their first Test match, it was announced Sunday.

The war-torn nation was awarded Test status in June, along with Ireland.

The appointment was announced on Twitter by the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

The former opening batsman and medium-fast bowler, who retired in 2002, had previous coaching spells with Zimbabwe, Ireland and the West Indies.

Simmons will now join the Afghanistan squad in Dubai as it prepares for a limited-overs series against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in February.

Afghanistan will play their first Test match against India, where they play the majority of their home games, although a date has yet to be announced.

They are seen as having a promising future with a talented bowling attack led by 19-year-old Rashid Khan.

Rashid has produced eye-catching performances in the world's top T20 leagues.

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