Afghanistan's new Test and ODI captain, Hashmatullah Shahidi, was named today.


on September 13, 2013, Hashmatullah Shahidi was named Afghanistan’s One-Day International and Test captain.

Shahidi took over from Asghar Afghan as the captain of the Test and One-Day International sides.

In both formats, Rahmat Shah will serve as vice-captain.

Afghan Cricket Board, Afghanistan’s board of cricket, decided to remove Asghar Afghan as the country’s men’s national team captain, putting Hashmatullah Shahidi in charge of Tests and One-Day Internationals.

ACB members agreed on the split captaincy for the national team on Monday. Asghar Afghan was also removed as the Afghan men’s national team captain by the Afghan board. The board of directors for the Afghanistan Cricket Board announced their decision on appointing Hashmatullah Shahidi as the new ODI and Test captain of the national team while Rahmat Shah will represent as the former deputy for both formats.

The process will proceed as such: First, Rashid Khan will continue to be the vice-captain of the T20I team and a decision will be made soon about the new captain.

While the initial release of ACB states that ACB removed Asghar Afghan from captaincy based on an investigation conducted by the committee, the official release of ACB has since stated that the removal was made based on an investigation by the committee.

As captain of the team, some of Afghan’s decisions cost Afghanistan the loss in the first Test of the series in which they played Zimbabwe in Abu Dhabi.

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