Former Indian cricketer Lalchand Rajput was named head coach of the Afghanistan National Cricket Team.
He succeeds ex-Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq who resigned from the post in April. The Mumbai hailed batsman played two Tests and four ODI matches between 1985 and 1987. After his retirement, Rajput served as joint secretary of Mumbai Cricket Association.
He also coached the India Under-19 and ‘A’ team as well as coach of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League in 2008.