All-rounder Mohammad Nabi quit as captain of Afghanistan’s Twenty20 team on Friday, barely an hour after their winless World Cup campaign ended with a loss to Australia in Adelaide.
Nabi, 37, will continue as a player but said he and the selectors were not “on the same page”.
“From the last one year, our team preparation was not to a level that a captain would want it or needed for a big tournament,” he said in a statement on Twitter.
“Moreover, in some of the last tours, the team manager, selection committee and I were not on the same page which had implications on the team balance.
“Therefore, with due respect, effective immediately, I announce to step down as a captain and will continue to play for my country when the management and team need me.”
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