Lalchand Rajput hopes cricket in Afghanistan would get support from Taliban.

Lalchand coached the Afghanistan cricket team but later left to coach Zimbabwe. He and the Afghanistan players hope that cricket will not be disturbed.


Amid the crisis going on in Afghanistan, where Taliban have forcefully taken control over most of the country, Lalchand Rajput hopes that Taliban would support cricket in Afghanistan. Lalchand Rajput coached the Afghanistan cricket team from 2016 to 2017, when Afghanistan made rapid wins in the world cricket. Under Lalchand’s coaching, Afghanistan won six out of 10 limited-overs series and gained Test status as well. But later, Lalchand was asked to move to Kabul by Afghanistan cricket Board(ACB), its when he moved to Zimbabwe to coach there since last three years.

Lalchand Rajput said, “Yes, it’s definitely scary to see the images on television from Afghanistan. Some of the videos you see are really disturbing. Whatever happens, happens for the best. I moved on from Afghanistan and I am happy that I got an opportunity to work with Zimbabwe cricket since I didn’t continue with Afghanistan. I am sure that they will support cricket as it is Afghanistan’s biggest sport. It brings lots of happiness in Afghan people’s lives. I am in touch with most of the players. I spoke to them today. They were confident that cricket will not be disturbed.”


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