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Inzamam set to continue as Afghanistan coach

Afghanistan celebrate knocking over Zimbabwe in the T20s Zimbabwe Cricket

Inzamam ul-Haq, the former Pakistan captain who had originally agreed to coach Afghanistan on a temporary basis, is believed to have agreed to a new two-year deal period following the team's recent success in Zimbabwe, where they clinched both the ODIs and T20Is - their first series win against a Test playing nation.

"I spoke to Inzamam and he has accepted a two-year contract with the Afghanistan team which will do them a lot of good," Kabir Khan, the former Afghanistan coach, told PTI. "Inzamam is satisfied with what he saw in Zimbabwe and believes that the Afghanistan team has good cricket talent and can move ahead."

Kabir, who is now a national selector in Pakistan, said Inzamam was happy with his first stint with the team, and that his experience and cricketing acumen will help improve the team's batting standards. "Inzamam is a cricket great and he can do a lot to improve their batting standards," Kabir said. "And his calibre and stature is such he will remain above any petty politics which have hurt Afghanistan cricket."

Inzamam, who played 120 Tests and 388 ODIs in a career that spanned over a decade and a half, was offered a similar position by the Pakistan Cricket Board in 2013, which he declined.