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India's two support staff members a part of Afghanistan cricket team's backroom staff

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | BIPIN DANI
Published Jul 24, 2021, 2:44 pm IST
Updated Jul 24, 2021, 3:43 pm IST
Prasanth Panchada has been their head physio since last year and Saurabh Walkar, a known Computer Analyst signed with the team this year
 Prasanth Panchada (left) and Saurabh Walker.
  Prasanth Panchada (left) and Saurabh Walker.

Mumbai: The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has been hiring the services of two Indians as its support staff members, it is learnt.  

According to sources in Kabul, India's renowned physio Prasanth Panchada has been working with the team as a head physio since last year and this year, Saurabh Walkar, a known Computer Analyst has signed with the ACB.

 

Both Panchada and Walkar have recently returned from Kabul, where they were with the team for two diffierent camps for five weeks.   

Their next assignment for three ODIs' will be against Pakistan and the bi-lateral series between Afghanistan and Pakistan is likely to be hosted in Sri Lanka.

It will be a "home" series for the ACB.

The ACB had a few rounds of discussions with the SLC and the ODI series is likely to be played in the first week of September.

The Afghanistan board will also host a preparatory camp in the month of August.

 

The UAE has been the home ground for the Afghan team. Considering the forthcoming IPL matches and the World Cup in the UAE and Oman, the ACB had to look at the other venues for hosting the matches against Pakistan.

Zimbabwe was also considered to be their one of the options.

Lance Klussner is the head coach.

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Location: Afghanistan, Kabol, Kabul




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