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Lalchand Rajput appointed Afghanistan cricket coach
Born in Mumbai, 54-year-old Rajput 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 took up coaching, which included successful stints with the India Under-19 and 'A' teams.
Rajput was the manager of the Indian team which won the inaugural World T20 in 2007. He was the coach of the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League in 2008.-
Coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team
KABUL, 2016: Former India batsman Lalchand Rajput was named head coach of the Afghanistan national cricket team, replacing ex-Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq who resigned from the post in April.
Recommended for the job by the BCCI, Rajput pipped Pakistan's Mohammed Yusuf, South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs and West Indies' Corey Collymore.
"Mr. Rajput has coached the Indian Under-19 Cricket side as well as the Mumbai Indians franchise in the IPL. His experience is a key asset for Afghanistan Cricket," Afghanistan Cricket Board chairman Danish Nasimullah said in a statement.
Nasimullah said that another former India player Mohammed Kaif had also applied for the post.