Pakistan news September 9, 2014

Kabir Khan named new HBL coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former Afghanistan coach Kabir Khan has been appointed Habib Bank Limited's coach for Pakistan's new domestic season. Kabir had recently resigned as Afghanistan's coach stating that the job had taken a toll on his family life. He coached Afghanistan in two stints - from 2008 to 2010, and from December 2011 to 2014. He has now signed with HBL for a year.

"We have offered him a contract and he has accepted," Abdul Raqeeb, HBL sports head, told ESPNcricinfo. "Having observed his international career with Afghanistan we are excited to get his services. He is a coach with a caliber who worked hard with developing the Afghanistan team to get them recognised in the world. It's good to have him in our circuit and I am sure he will spur a new spirit in the team."

HBL includes some prominent international players such as Younis Khan, Shahid Afridi, Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq and Abdur Rehman.

Kabir, who played for HBL for nearly a decade, played four Tests and 10 ODIs for Pakistan.

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