Andy Moles has been entrusted with the dual role of Director of Cricket and chief selector of Afghanistan as part of the spate of changes introduced following the team's winless World Cup campaign.
Moles is considered one of the pivotal figures in Afghanistan's incessant rise in world cricket and he previously served as their head coach after replacing Kabir Khan months before the 2015 World Cup.
Following his brief tenure as Afghanistan head coach, Moles has worked with the country's junior sides.
The former England first-class cricketer was also Afghanistan's interim coach in their tour to Bangladesh where they achieved a historic triumph over the hosts in a one-off Test under the leadership of new skipper Rashid Khan.
Andy Moles appointed as Director of Cricket and Chief Selector.— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) October 3, 2019
Mr. Moles served as interim head coach of Afghanistan in the recently concluded tour of Bangladesh. He has a vast experience of over 25 years in the sport and is a Level-4 Coach as well. pic.twitter.com/Z7IXme4H9I
Afghanistan then shared the tri-nation T20 series trophy with Bangladesh after the final was washed out in Mirpur.
Former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener was roped in as the Afghanistan head coach last week since Phil Simmons stepped down from the post immediately following the conclusion of the 50-over showpiece tournament.
The 58-year-old Moles has been in various coaching capacities over the last two-and-a-half decades. His first assignment in the dual role will be the series against the West Indies next month.