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| Rashid Latif to coach Afghanistan|
| Updated at: 2247 PST, Friday, July 16, 2010|
KARACHI: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif has accepted the job of batting coach for the Afghanistan national team.
Latif, who played 37 Tests and 166 one-day internationals, will work alongside former Pakistan fast bowler Kabir Khan.
"I am a cricketer and I see great potential in this Afghanistan team," Latif told reporters. "There is great potential in Afghanistan for cricket to become a major sport and
I want to help them out.
"I think Afghani players have the talent and can compete with other Asian nations."
Afghanistan qualified for the World Twenty20 this year and are trying to gain full one-day international status.
They are due to tour Scotland next month where they play one four-day match and two one-day internationals.