Mohammad Nabi steps down as Afghanistan captain
Mohammad Nabi, the 30-year-old player of the Afghanistan national team has resigned as captain. This was revealed by Shafiq Stankzai, the CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB).
Speaking exclusively over his mobile from Kabul on Sunday evening, he said, "Nabi is resigning from the captaincy but wishes to continue to play for the country. To focus more on his career and performance, he has decided to relinquish the captain role".
Later, Nasim Danish, the president of the ACB said, "we are not happy with his decision. He was contemplating and talks were going on for quite some time and we were trying to persuade to change his decision".
"Now he has decided to focus on his performance. He believes that the captaincy was affecting his performance in the match and we have no option but to accept his resignation".
"We shall be announcing his decision in next 48 hours (mostly on Monday itself)", he added further.
"The selectors will meet soon to choose the new captain".
Ashghar Stanikzai, Javed Ahmedi and Mirwais Ashraf are the front runners for the job.
The Afghanistan cricket team is likely to organise a 30-day camp in India before moving to play matches in Scotland.
"We are in negotiations with the Indian cricket board and planning to arrange a camp in Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh), where the climatic conditions are similar to Scotland".