Experienced and classy batsman Asghar Stanikzai is appointed as the news captain of Afghanistan national team. His appointment was announced by the chief selection Dawlat Ahmadzai. The opening speech was delivered by Shafiqullah Stanikzai, CEO Afghanistan Cricket Board.
First of all, he talked about the achievements and captaincy of Mohammd Nabi Eisakhel. He said that Nabi is a great player the reason behind the resignation of Mohammad Nabi was lack of his individual performance due to the pressure of captaincy. He said that Nabi will play as an important part of the team.
Stanikzai also talked about the new captain and wise captain and said that the new captain is selected based on his experience after lots of discussions while the wise captain got selected from young bunch of players which could be very useful looking at the future. Also, Sher Agha Hamkar was named as the team manager of the national team.
Later, Chief selector, Dawlat Khan Ahmadzai talked about the value of inter-continental cup and preparations for the games. Ahmadzai announced the squad for the training camp and also released the names of new captain Asghar Stanikzai and wise captain Javed Ahmadi. Finally, the new skipper Asghar Stanikzai talked about his new responsibilities. Stanikzai thanked Cricket board for trusting him to get the responsibility and promised that he will fulfill the expectation as the captain of Afghanistan national team.