Mohammad Nabi Appointed as a New Afghanistan Captain for T20 WC 2021
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is in a lot of trouble ahead of the T20 World Cup. Soon after the announcement of the team, captain Rashid Khan stepped down from the captaincy. All-rounder Mohammad Nabi has been appointed a new captain for Afghanistan as his replacement in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021.
With the World Cup looming, the leadership of the team has been handed over to Mohammad Nabi. There have also been allegations of arbitrariness against the acting president of the Taliban-appointed ACB. He is also known to have formed a squad with unfit and chaotic cricketers.
After the announcement of the party, Rashid Khan said that his opinion was not taken for the formation of the party. That is why he has resigned from the captaincy. He also said that it is always a matter of pride for him to play for Afghanistan.
The ACB has accepted Rashid Khan’s allegation. An ACB official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Rashid was not happy with the team. He also said that unfit cricketers have been included in the team. The ACB official said Rashid decided to resign after seeing the squad.
The ACB official further said that the board chairman forcibly announced the team and decided to make Nabi the captain. “Rashid will not lead the team now. Everything is done in a short time. Squad announcement, Rashid’s resignation and announcement of Nabi as the new captain. Our acting chairman has done everything by force. Rashid was angry because performance and discipline were not up to standard.
Mohammad Nabi thanked the ACB for taking charge of Afghanistan. “I applaud the ACB’s decision to lead the party in this time of crisis,” he said. Inshallah: Together we will be able to give a good performance to the country in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Afghanistan will start its World Cup journey on October 25 this year. Opponents in their group are India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and two teams that have reached the preliminary round.