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Afghanistan selector Asadullah resigns





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Afghanistan former cricketer Asadullah Khan resigned from his postion as the head of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) selection committee on July 27, saying that the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan, which would be played in Sri Lanka, was finalized without his approval.

Khan wrote to the board, claiming excessive interruption from non-cricketers on the board who had "no understanding about the players and selection" as the primary reasons for his resignation.

In his letter to Yusefzai, Khan mentioned six primary reasons for his step.

  • Not being given the "selection committee members" he has been asking for since his appointment.
  • Too much interruption" in his work as the chief selector.
  • The involvement of "non-cricketers" who have "no knowledge of players and selection".
  • Not being allowed to "talk and have my says" in selection matters.
  • Not being granted an appointment with the chairman, Yusefzai, despite asking for one for the past three months.
  • Being left in the dark about the final squad for the Pakistan ODIs.

Khan was appointed as the chief selector in March this year. As he had solid experience in the Afghanistan domestic set-up - a former cricketer, he has worked extensively as a coach and a video analyst. He had also served as the ACB's acting chief executive for a brief period in 2019.