Rashid Khan resigns as Afghanistan captain; claims his team was chosen without consent

Rashid Khan has resigned as captain of his national team, just hours after the team was announced for the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman. He says that he was not consulted regarding the selection of the team.

He revealed his decision on Twitter just hours after the ACB named the lineup for the T20 World Cup 2021.

As the captain and responsible person for the nation I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team. The selection committee and ACB has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by ACB media,” said Rashid.

“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 further added.

See his Tweet here;

On Thursday, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) revealed the roster for the next T20 World Cup 2021. Rashid Khan was chosen to lead the team, but his decision shocked everyone. He claimed to be dissatisfied with the political upheaval that had occurred since the Taliban assumed power.

Rashid was irritated by the government’s meddling in his affairs and pleaded for peace in his country.

Squad: Rashid Khan (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad (WK), Mujeeb ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafudding Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmad.

Reserves: Afsar Zazai, Farid Ahmad Malik.

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