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Mohammad Nabi resigns as Afghanistan captain at end of T20 World Cup campaign: Full statement


Mohammad Nabi announced that he has decided to resign as captain of Afghanistan.© AFP

Mohammad Nabi announced on Friday that he has decided to step down as captain of the Afghanistan men’s cricket team. The veteran player said that he would continue to serve Afghanistan if the leadership needed his service. Nabi, who also led the team at the Asian Cup in September earlier this year, made the announcement after Afghanistan’s T20 World Cup ended following a four-leg defeat to Australia in their final match at the Adelaide Oval. . The Prophet made this announcement through an official statement on social media.

“Dear compatriots and cricket lovers! Our T20 World Cup journey has come to an end with a result that was neither we nor our supporters expected. We are as disappointed as you are about the outcome. the results of the matches. Since the past year or so, our team has not prepared to the level that a captain wants or needs for a major tournament. The team manager, the selection committee and I did not agree, which affects the balance of the team.Therefore, with due respect, with immediate effect, I am declaring STEP DOWN to the team. as CAPTAIN & will continue to play for my country when the management and the team need me,” said Nabi.

“I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart who came to the pitch despite the rain-affected matches and who supported us around the world, your love really means a lot. means a lot to us. Long live Afghanistan. Best regards! Mohammad Nabi,” he added.

With 3 defeats after 5 matches, Afghanistan is at the bottom of the group in group 1.

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