The Afghanistan Cricket Board has stripped Asghar Afghan of the nationwide group captaincy, blaming him for dropping the take a look at match in opposition to Zimbabwe in March at Abu Dhabi.
The ACB stated in an announcement on Monday that “a few of Afghan’s choices as captain of the group resulted in Afghanistan’s loss to Zimbabwe within the first take a look at of the collection.”
The ACB didn’t spotlight any specific resolution made by Afghan throughout the match however stated the choice to take away him from the captaincy was taken on the idea of an “investigation carried out by ACB’s investigative committee.”
Zimbabwe thumped Afghanistan by 10 wickets inside two days within the first Take a look at earlier than Afghanistan leveled the collection by profitable the second Take a look at by six wickets.
Left-handed batsman Hashmatullah Shahidi was appointed as new take a look at and ODI captain whereas Rahmat Shah shall be Shahid’s deputy in each codecs.
High-ranked Twenty20 leg-spinner Rashid Khan was named vice-captain for T20s whereas the ACB stated it is going to quickly announce a captain for the format.