ADELAIDE: The versatile Mohammad Nabi stepped down as captain of the Afghan Twenty20 team on Friday, just an hour after their winless World Cup campaign ended with a defeat against Australia.
Nabi, 37, will continue as a player but said he and the managers were “not on the same page”.
“For the past year, our team’s preparation has not been at the level a captain would want or need for a major tournament,” he said in a statement on Twitter.
“Also, on some of the last tours the team manager, the selection committee and I were not on the same page, which had implications for the balance of the team. ”

He wrote: “Therefore, with all due respect, with immediate effect, I am announcing my resignation as captain and will continue to play for my country when management and the team need me. ”
Afghanistan, trained by the former England drummer Jonathan Trott, finished the Super 12 leg in Australia without a win.
They had two washes and two losses to occupy the bottom of the table of the six teams in Group 1.
Nabi, a mid-order batsman and off-spinner, has played 104 T20 matches for Afghanistan since his debut in 2010.

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