T20 World Cup: Veteran Mohammad Nabi re-appointed as captain after Rashid Khan steps down

T20 World Cup: Mohammad Nabi re-appointed as captain
T20 World Cup: Mohammad Nabi re-appointed as captain

T20 World Cup: All-rounder Mohammad Nabi is set to take the captaincy of Afghanistan for the upcoming T20 World Cup after skipper Rashid Khan stepped down from the role on Thursday.

T20 WC: Veteran Mohammad Nabi re-appointed as captain after Rashid Khan steps down

T20 World Cup: Rashid Khan decided to step down from captaincy after the spinner claimed that his “consent” was not obtained before announcing the squad for ICC men’s T20 World Cup slated to be played in UAE and Oman. Nabi, who had earlier captained Afghanistan, will be now lead the side, reported ESPNcricinfo.

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Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday announced the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Minutes after the announcement, Rashid Khan said the selection committee and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) didn’t obtain his consent for the team.

“As the captain and responsible person for the nation, I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team. The selection committee and Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) media,” Rashid Khan said in a statement on Twitter.

“I am taking the decision of stepping down from the role as the captain of Afghanistan T20 side effective immediately. It’s Always my proud playing for Afghanistan,” Rashid added.

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T20 World Cup: Veteran Mohammad Nabi re-appointed as captain after Rashid Khan steps down

In the squad, wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Shahzad was also named in the squad. Afasr Zazai and Farid Ahmad Malik were included as the two reserve players.

Afghanistan T20 Squad: Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmed

Reserves: Afsar Zazai, Farid Ahmed Malik

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