On last Wednesday (11th December), the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has reappointed Asghar Afghan as the captain of the national team in every format. Just a few hours later of that decision, former Afghanistan captain Gulbadin Naib dropped a bombshell where he talked about the big corruption and misconduct in Afghanistan cricket. In a series of tweets, Naib has pointed out that some of the Afghanistan cricketers deliberately underperformed in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 due to his leadership role.
Just ahead of the team selection for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, the ACB stunned everyone by removing Asghar Afghan from the captaincy role in every format. Gulbadin Naib was appointed as the ODI captain which meant that he had to lead the team in the CWC 2019. Some national cricketers openly criticised over Asghar Afghan’s sudden removal from the captaincy post.
Gulbadin Naib-led Afghanistan hugely disappointed the cricket world with their performances in the CWC 2019. While many were expecting some stunning challenging performances from Afghanistan in CWC 2019, they lost all the nine matches of that tournament.
Soon after those dismal performances in the CWC 2019, the ACB dropped Gulbadin Naib from the ODI captaincy role and the then-T20I captain Rashid Khan took over the captaincy post of the national team in every format.
While Rashid Khan-led Afghanistan team provided the mixture performances in every format, it didn’t impress the national cricket board. Finally, the experienced player Asghar Afghan has been reappointed as the Afghanistan captain in every format.
I am going to reveal every persons identity involved in corruption and other misconducts and betrayals against our Nation cricket and its ppl – Gulbadin Naib
Soon after the latest captaincy-change decision, Gulbadin Naib blasted on the system of Afghanistan cricket. In a series of tweets, Naib has clarified that he has no mercy in the corruption, misconducts and betrayals against the country’s cricket.
Gulbadin Naib has claimed that he wants to see proper action against the wrongdoers in Afghanistan cricket.
The 28-year-old Gulbadin Naib has accused that some of the cricketers deliberately underperformed in the CWC 2019 due to his captaincy post.
Naib has further threatened to reveal all these names publicly who have misconducted with the team if the senior authorities don’t take any appropriate actions against them soon.