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Afghanistan Chief Selector Steps Down, Says ‘Non-Cricketers’ Interfered Too A lot

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Asadullah Khan, Chief Selector of Afghanistan Cricket, has resigned due to problems with other members. According to ESPNcricinfo, Khan wrote a letter to the board of directors saying that the main reasons for his decision to leave the selection board were “too much interruption” and interference from “non-cricketers” who “have no knowledge of the players and the selection” , cited.

He stated that the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan, which will be played in Sri Lanka, has been selected without his approval. He sent his letter of resignation to ACB chairman Farhan Yusefzai on July 24, the day after the 17-man roster for the series against Pakistan was completed.
Afghanistan cricket team. Image AP

In his letter to Yusefzai, Khan expressed dissatisfaction for various reasons, least of all because he was kept in the dark about the cadre for the fight against Pakistan. He was unhappy that he had not got the “selection committee members” he had asked for since his appointment in March; “Too much interruption” in his work and the involvement of “non-cricketers”.

He was dissatisfied that he was not allowed to “speak and have my say” in selection matters and that he was not allowed an appointment with Chairman Yusefzai, even though he had asked for it in the past three months.

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Afghanistan competes against Pakistan for the first time in a bilateral series. [Image-AFP]

The ACB had revised the selection schedule earlier this year with Khan at the helm. He should be assisted by consultants and data analysts, but it is reported that none have been hired.

Meanwhile, Afghanistan will face Pakistan in its very first bilateral ODI series; the 3-game ODI series, which took place between 1.





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