Rashid Khan steps down as Afghanistan captain soon after T20 WC squad was announced
Kabul : Afghanistan's skipper Rashid Khan has stepped down from the captaincy, claiming that the selection committee has not taken his consent while chosing the team for upcoming T20 World Cup 2021. Afghanistan Cricket Board has announced the team for the T20 global meet on late Thursday evening. The selectors named Rashid as the captain while veteran wicket-keeper Mohammad Shahzad was also included in the squad.
Minutes after the announcement of the squad for T20 World Cup 2021, the 22-year-old said the selection committee and ACB didn’t obtain his consent for the team. He decided to resign from his leadership duties and contribute as a player in the quadrennial event, set to be played from October 17 to November 14. “As the captain and responsible person for the nation I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team,” Rashid wrote on his Twitter handle.
“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,” he added.
According to a report by ESPN cricinfo, all-rounder Mohammad Nabi will lead the team in the upcoming event.
Afghanistan T20 WC 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.