Afghanistan Board removes Mohammed Asgar, who has been captaining the team for the past four years.
His place has been assigned to Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan, captain of the Tests, ODIs and T20s.
Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi playing in the IPL have expressed their displeasure by tweeting
Kabul The Afghanistan Cricket Board has snatched the captaincy from the team captain Asgar Afghan two months before the World Cup. Many of the team members voiced their protest. Team all-rounder Mohammad Rashid and spinner Mohammad Nabi also demanded intervention of President Ashraf Ghani of the country in this matter.
Before the World Cup, captains captain Naib
One day before the board decided to remove Asghar from the captaincy in three formats. While the name of Gulbadin Naib has been decided for ODI captain, it was decided to give captaincy to Rahmat Shah for the Test and Rashid Khan for T-20. Although Rashid himself has tweeted against Asghar being removed from the captaincy.
Rashid and Nabi playing IPL have expressed displeasure over this decision by the Board. Rashid tagged Tagore with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in his tweet, "I disagree with the decision committee's decision, because it is totally irresponsible and partisan. The World Cup is now in front of us, in such a case, the Asghar Afghans should be our captain. Their captaincy is extremely important for the team's success. Changing captaincy before such a big opportunity will create an atmosphere of uncertainty and will also affect the team's onslaught. "
Afghans perform better in Asghar's leadership
Asghar, 31, is the captain of the team from 2015. The special thing is that he was given captaincy by removing Mohammad Nabi, who is currently opposing the captaincy of Asgar himself. The journey of Afghanistan in Asghar has been a lot better. Thanks to the first good show, the team became a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and just recently the team also registered their first Test win against Ireland. In addition, under the leadership of Asghar, the team qualified for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers defeating the West Indies. In his captaincy, the team has won 37 out of 59 matches.
At the same time, the prophet wrote in his tweet, "With the team being a senior player, I have seen the emergence of Afghanistan cricket. Ashraf Gani Ji I do not think this is the right time to change the captain. In the captaincy of Asgar, the team is working very well and we personally feel that they can take us right ahead. "
Players from South Africa for training
Meanwhile, 23 players from Afghanistan left for South Africa to attend training camp before World Cup. This team will play 6 practice matches in South Africa before the 15 players are selected for the World Cup.