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ACB members approve split-captaincy decision

31 May 2021 - 20:03
31 May 2021 - 20:03

KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan Cricket Board members have approved the proposition to go ahead with split-captaincy for the national team and thereby effectively removing Asghar Afghan as skipper.

A statement from the board said that as per the decision, left-hander Hashmatullah Shahidi was appointed new ODI and Test captain of the national team while Rahmat Shah will serve as the Vice-captain for both formats.

Furthermore, it was decided that all-rounder Rashid Khan will remain the Vice-Captain of the T20I team while the decision to appoint the new captain will be taken soon.

The decision to remove Asghar Afghan from captaincy was taken based on an investigation conducted by ACB’s Investigative committee which concluded that some of Afghan’s decisions as the captain of the team resulted in Afghanistan’s loss to Zimbabwe in the first Test of the series between both sides in Abu Dhabi in March.

Pr/ma

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