Rashid Khan steps down as captain protesting against Afghanistan’s T20 World Cup squad selection

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“The selection committee and ACB has not obtained my consent for the team”

Less than half an hour after Afghanistan announced their squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, Rashid Khan stepped down as captain, saying “the selection committee and ACB has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by ACB media”. It is understood that the team will now be led by allrounder Mohammad Nabi.

Rashid had been named captain in the squad put out by the ACB’s official Twitter handle, but said he was stepping down, effective immediately through his own tweet, posted 22 minutes after the ACB’s.

(With Inputs from ESPN)

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