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ACB members oppose Asghar’s return as skipper

ACB members oppose Asghar’s return as skipper

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Dec 12, 2019 - 12:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Two members of the Afghanistaninfo-icon Cricket Board have opposed the reappointment of Asghar Afghan as captain of the national squad.

Farhan Yousufzai, ACB chairman, told a press conference on Wednesday that Afghan would be captain for all three formats of the game (Test, ODI and T20).

He said Asghar Aghan was named as captain in line with a decision by the coach, technical committee and former skippers.

This decision of ACB, however, has drawn harsh reactions from social media users.

Senior presidential advisor and member of ACB Zia-ul-Haq Amarkhel tweeted: “ACB chairman knows nothing about cricket besides lack of management and absenteeism.”

He said members of the board were did not agree with the untenable decision of the chairman. Amarkhel said he was not part of the decision on captaincy.

Gulalai Safi, another member of the board, said she was unaware of the new appointment and called the decision inappropriate.

Former ACB chairman Nasimullah Danish voiced concerns at differences in the national team ahead of the Worldinfo-icon Cup 2019 when the Asghar Afghan was replaced by someone who was not liked by the captain and members of the team.

Danish added the differences could have been resolved if former ACB officials had played a positive role and acted in the supreme national interests.

He blamed former ACB chairman Atif Mashal and CEO Shafiq Stanikzai for fanning differences in the national team.

“Gulbadin says Ashghar should be put on trail, but I believe Mashal and Shafiq Stanikzai should be brought to justice.” 

Late on Wednesday, ex-skipper Gulbadin Naib opposed the return of Asghar as skipper and said he would not play under him.

sa/mud

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