Kabul: Star spinner Rashid Khan was on Friday appointed captain of the Afghanistan cricket team for all formats while Asghar Afghan, who was unceremoniously removed as skipper before the World Cup, will be his deputy.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), thus, has put an end to the split captaincy before it even came to effect. Before the World Cup, Rahmat Shah was appointed Test captain while Gulbadin Naib emerged a surprise choice for ODI captaincy. Rashid himself was named the T20 captain.
“@rashidkhan_19 appoin-ted as Team Afghanistan’s new Captain across all three formats while Asghar Afghan appointed as Vice-Captain,” the Afghanistan Cricket Board tweeted.