The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), on Wednesday, reappointed senior player Asghar Afghan as captain across all formats, and that has begun a rift between Gulbadin Naib and the ACB.
Afghanistan’s former captain Gulbadin Naib, who led the team in 2019 World Cup, has threatened to expose the ACB officials, saying that he will publicly name and shame the government, players, and managers.
Naib took to Twitter to show his anger and alleged that some cricketers deliberately underperformed in the World Cup because he was named as the skipper before the tournament.
Naib made a series of tweets and criticized the ACB and its players.
He started by saying, “My dear Afghans, the main reason why I went public is not that i have a personal grudge against a player or the board. I am going to reveal every persons identity involved in corruption and other misconducts and betrayals against our Nation cricket and its ppl.”
“I know most of you may ask why have I not spoken publicly against these ppl/mafia circle before. I have been sidelined and promised by the authorities and other stakeholders that they will sort the mess in the cricket team and promised immediate changes & banning of this circle.”
Naib further tweeted, “The same circle have access all the way to some high level gov officials, who have influence over the cricket board and management. Some blatantly admitted to the board that they were not performing as they were suppose to during world cup because of my captaincy….”
Former skipper concluded by saying, “Has anything been done about such betrayal? For public interest, if D authorities don’t take appropriate actions, I will publicly name & shame every single one from gov officials to board members, players, and ex board and management members. Stay tuned… long life, my beloved.”
Under Naib, Afghanistan had the worst outing in the World Cup, and they remained winless in their nine games at the event.
Later, leg-spinner Rashid Khan was handed the leadership across formats, but he too was unable to change the fortunes as the Afghans were whitewashed in the three-match ODI series by West Indies in Lucknow last month.