Afghanistan's top-order batsman Najeeb Tarakai has died of the injuries he sustained in a road accident last weekend, the country's Cricket Board (ACB) said on Tuesday. He was 29.
Australia were to host Afghanistan later this year at Perth in November while the Kiwis were to arrive in January 2021 but both the assignments have been postponed to the next summer (2021-22).
The ACB statement also said that Stanekzai was earlier "issued verbal and written warnings."
Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener takes pay cut as Board slashes salaries of national team support staff
Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener will have to take a 25 percent pay cut after the country's cricket board decided to slash salaries of the national team's support staff to cope with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In April, two months before the ODI World Cup, ACB had named Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan as replacements of Asghar in the Test, ODI and T20 teams respectively.
Bangladesh cricket chief Nazmul Hassan says Shakib Al Hasan has lost interest in playing Tests, but will continue as captain
Bangladesh cricket chief Nazmul Hassan said Shakib Al Hasan will remain as Test captain despite disliking the format and expressing his reluctance to stay on following this week's embarrassing defeat to Afghanistan.
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan: Head coach Russell Domingo confident of hosts beating Rashid Khan and Co in one-off Test
Bangladesh's new head coach Russell Domingo on Tuesday backed his charges to beat Afghanistan in the one-off Test starting on Thursday, provided they could build enough pressure on the opposition.
Afghanistan Cricket Board indefinitely suspends Mohammad Shahzad's contract for breach of code of conduct
According to an ACB release, Mohammad Shahzad did not adhere to a policy that requires players to seek the board's permission for travelling out of the country.
Asghar Afghan, who was sacked as Afghanistan captain ahead of the World Cup, will be Rashid Khan’s deputy.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Working with authorities on increasing vigilance, says ICC CEO David Richardson
ICC Chief Executive David Richardson talked about the fan clashes during Pakistan vs Afghanistan and pitches during the World Cup.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Fan trouble steals spotlight from a spectacular Pakistan vs Afghanistan clash at Headingley
Away from a thriller of an encounter on the pitch, Afghanistan and Pakistan fans clashed outside the stadium and inside at Headingley. What really transpired though?
Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Mashrafe Mortaza still aiming for semi-finals despite loss to defending champions
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza refused to write off his side's chances of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals despite a 48-run loss to reigning champions Australia at Trent Bridge on Thursday.
The Afghanistan officials had conveyed their request to the BCCI CEO Rahul Johri and GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim during their meeting in Mumbai on 16 May.
Afghanistan's talented world Cup squad featuring the likes of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi hasn't had a great start to the World Cup - losing all four matches.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Afghanistan's Mohammad Shahzad says few members of ACB conspired against him to force him out of squad
Shahzad has played a significant role in Afghanistan's rise in world cricket and a was their star player in the triumphant campaign in the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe where they beat the West Indies twice including in the final.
Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Old flaws resurface as Gulbadin Naib's men revert to being plucky underdogs
For all the entertainment value, the chase, and indeed the game, was what Afghanistan’s fans would have feared. The wayward pace section with no appealing replacement, the rickety third leg of the spin tripod, the fragility of the batting, were enough to offset Nabi’s personal brilliance with the ball and Najibullah’s defiance with the bat.
Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons slams team's international cricket schedule, appeals for more matches against higher-ranked teams
Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons feels lack of international matches puts his team at a disadvantage in comparison to other top teams with 2019 ODI World Cup fast approaching.
Mujeeb Ur Rehman interview: 'Will look to use Afghanistan Premier League experience in BBL, emulate Rashid Khan'
With the world his oyster given his talents with the ball, the young Mujeeb Ur Rahman is looking forward to a long and rewarding career, but he remains cautious and is aware that competition in the world of cricket is tough and nothing much can be achieved without hard work.
Afghanistan's rise as a cricketing nation is a celebration for the sport and a salute to the perseverance of the men who take the field
Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan's performance makes them dark horses at 2019 World Cup, but lack of cricket threatens to derail progress
Afghanistan have taken giant strides in the sport in a short span. Lack of opportunities is going to affect their progress moving forward. Authorities need to make sure that Afghanistan don’t suffer the same fate as Kenya.