Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been appointed as the team’s new captain across all three formats, the country’s cricket board (ACB) announced on Friday.
Rashid, 20, who already captains the team in Twenty20 Internationals, will take over from Gulbadin Naib in one-dayers and Rahmat Shah in tests.
The decision follows Afghanistan’s dismal run at the Cricket World Cup, where they lost all nine of their matches and finished at the bottom of the standings.
Asghar Afghan, who was sacked as captain ahead of the World Cup, will be Rashid’s deputy.
Afghan, who led his country to a maiden Test win against Ireland earlier this year, has been a regular member of the team since 2009.
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The 28-year-old left-arm spinner was sent home after he “left the bio-secure premises at a local hotel without seeking a prior clearance from the medical team" and the High Performance department, the board said.
Ganguly was kept busy by the conduct of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the UAE from mid-September to early November.
This will be a first for Star India for a non-India bilateral cricket tournament to be produced in Hindi, in addition to the English feed.