Andy Moles has taken over as Afghanistan coach after Kabir Khan resigned for family reasons. Moles was already involved with the Afghan set up as batting coach.

Moles has coached associate sides previously, coaching Kenya between 2003 and 2005 before taking over as Scotland coach and leading them to their 2005 ICC Trophy win. He fell out of favour with the players soon afterwards though, and moved on.

Since then he has coached in New Zealand, coaching Northern Districts before moving on to the New Zealand national side for a year in 2008.

His first assignment will be a brief tour to Australia, organised by the ICC to help prepare the Afghans for their first World Cup next year. The tour starts in a fortnight's time and will see the Afghans play two matches against each of Western Australia and the New South Wales Second XI.

Following that, he will take Afghanistan to South Korea for the Asian Games cricket tournament. With Sri Lanka and Bangladesh - the only full members in the tournament - both fielding weakened sides, the Afghans will be hoping to push for a gold medal in that event.