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Afghanistan's new coach aims for Test status
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Afghanistan's new cricket coach, Rashid Latif, vowed Wednesday to guide the national team to Test status within two years, a day after leaving his Pakistan job over spot-fixing comments.

The 41-year-old former Pakistan cricket captain agreed to take on the head coach role after quitting as the Pakistan national academy's wicketkeeping coach, and barely a month after resigning as Afghanistan's batting coach.

He said he was motivated by a swell of support for the game in Afghanistan, and an impressive supply of talent and honesty among the players. "Cricket is now more popular than the bullet in Afghanistan and I am moved by the interest and the available talent in Afghanistan," Latif told .