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Nabi set to lead Afghanistan after Rashid steps down as skipper



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Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi is set to lead the side for the upcoming T20 World Cup after Rashid Khan stepped down from the role of the skipper on Thursday.

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday announced the squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. However, the cricket board is yet to officially announce Nabi's appointment as captain but the 36-year-old all-rounder tweeted that he has been chosen to lead the team.

"At this critical stage, I admire the decision of ACB for the announcement of leading the National Cricket Team in T20 Format. We will present a great picture of the Nation in the upcoming T20 World Cup," the 36-year-old Nabi tweeted.

Rashid stepped down as the captain of the team, saying that his opinion was not pursued before finalising the national squad for the T20 World Cup.

"As the captain and responsible person for the nation, I reserve the right to be part of the selection of the team. The selection committee and ACB has not obtained my consent for the team which has been announced by ACB media," Rashid said in a statement on Twitter.

The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.