Rashid Latif steps down as Afghanistan coach

Rashid Latif has finally stepped down as coach of Afghanistan after weeks of growing discontent within the squad about the coach. His resignation has been accepted by the Afghanistan Cricket Board. "I take responsibility for the series defeat to Pakistan A and am therefore stepping down from the position," Latif told ESPNcricinfo. "I cannot continue any longer because of my own commitments." Latif joined the side as batting coach in July last year, eventually taking over as head coach after Kabir Khan left the post abruptly in August. Under his watch, the side beat Pakistan in the T20 semi-finals of the Asian Games before losing to Bangladesh in the final. They also beat Scotland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup and Canada in a warm-up game for the 2011 World Cup.

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