While global eyeballs were fixated on Kolkata to witness Virat Kohli's pursuit of a record-equalling 49th ODI century during India's Cricket World Cup match against South Africa, Nepal and Oman fought for an ICC trophy
Maroof's last assignment as captain was the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in South Africa, where the team failed to make it to the semi-final, losing three of the four group games, including a thriller against arch-rivals India.
Since India's unceremonious semifinal exit from the T20 World Cup last year, there is speculation over the future of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul in the shortest format.
It would be Nepal's second and Oman's third appearance in the T20 World Cup, respectively. 18 sides have sealed their place in the 20-team tournament so far, which will be hosted jointly by West Indies and the United States
Nicholas Pooran had stepped down from both positions in November following West Indies' early elimination at the T20 World Cup in Australia.
According to sources, the BCCI wants a young team to be built under Hardik's leadership for the T20 World Cup in the West Indies and USA in 2024.
It has been reported that the International Cricket Council (ICC) might shift the premier tournament, scheduled to be hosted jointly by the USA and the West Indies, to England next year.
Hardik also ensured that everyone on the team will get ample opportunities to cement their place.