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Manoj Prabhakar pairs up with Inzamam to coach Afghanistan

New Delhi: Former India seamer Manoj Prabhakar, who has been appointed bowling coach of the Afghanistan national side for the upcoming ICC World T20, is hopeful of forming a fruitful coaching partnership with chief coach Inzamam-ul Haq.

Manoj Prabhakar
Manoj Prabhakar

“For the last five days, I have been working with Afghanistan’s U-19 side at the Greater Noida stadium. I am amazed at the level of talent and that’s exactly what a coach wants. Some of these guys are at par with players of Ranji teams.

With Inzamam (chief coach) alongside me, we will strike a fruitful coaching partnership and help these youngsters,” Prabhakar told PTI yesterday. Prabhakar also informed that the proposed four-match limited overs series between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe will now take place in Dubai instead of Greater Noida.

“I don’t know the reasons but the series will now happen in Dubai instead of Greater Noida. I have applied for my visa and as soon as I get it, I will join Inzy and the senior team in Dubai. I am very hopeful that ‘our team’ will do well in the upcoming World T20. Afghanistan will surely produce some future stars,” he said. The former all-rounder also thanked senior BCCI official and IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla for helping him get a coaching job four years after he was unceremoniously dumped by the DDCA after the 2010-11 Ranji season.

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