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Afghanistan Cricket In Turmoil? Coach, Selector Row Comes To Light In Cricket World Cup

In the Cricket World Cup 2019, there appears to be tension between Afghanistan selector Dawlat Ahmadzai and coach Phil Simmons, who has promised an explanation.

Afghanistan Cricket In Turmoil? Coach, Selector Row Comes To Light In Cricket World Cup
Afghanistan are yet to win a match in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Afghanistan Cricket In Turmoil? Coach, Selector Row Comes To Light In Cricket World Cup
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2019-06-19T20:54:24+05:30

Afghanistan head coach Phil Simmons says he will provide an explanation for Asghar Afghan's dismissal as captain following the Cricket World Cup as he seemingly blamed selector Dawlat Ahmadzai. (FULL COVERAGE)

Afghan was replaced as skipper in all three formats heading into the tournament, with Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib and Rashid Khan named as the new leaders for Tests, ODIs and Twenty20 internationals respectively.

Both Rashid and former captain Mohammad Nabi criticised the decision and questioned the timing of the announcement at the time.

And, although Afghan remains in the squad, Afghanistan have subsequently lost each of their first five matches at the World Cup under Naib.

But responding to a Twitter post that reported chief selector Ahmadzai's displeasure with the team's coaching, Simmons hit back and promised answers on Afghan's situation.

"I am in the middle of a World Cup and trying to get our team to perform to the level we expect," Simmons wrote on his own Twitter page.

"But at the end of the World Cup, I will tell the Afghanistan people about the part that Mr Dawlat Ahmadzai had to play in our preparation and his part in the dismissal of Asghar Afghan."

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