A day after Asghar Afghan was recalled to lead the sides across formats by the Afghanistan Cricket Board, former skipper Gulbadin Naib who led the team in World Cup 2019 made shocking statements.
In a series of tweets, Naib said that he would expose the ‘mafia circle’ involved in Afghanistan cricket.
My dear Afghans, the main reason why i went public is not because i have personal grudge against player or the board. I am going to reveal every persons identity involved in corruption and other misconducts and betrayals against our Nation cricket and its ppl.— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) December 11, 2019
I know most of you may ask why have i not spoken publicly against these ppl/mafia circle before. I have been sidelined and promised, by the authorities and other stakeholders that they will sort the mess in the cricket team and promised immediate changes & banning of this circle— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) December 11, 2019
The same circle have access all the way to some high level gov officials, who have influence over the cricket board and management. Some blatantly admitted to the board that they were not performing as they were suppose to during world cup because of my captaincy….— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) December 11, 2019
Has anything been done about such betrayal? For public interest, if D authorities don’t take appropriate actions, i will publicly name & shame every single one from gov officials to board members, players and ex board and management members. Stay tuned… long life my beloved ????????— Gulbadin Naib (@GbNaib) December 11, 2019
Earlier, Naib said that the senior players in the side deliberately underperformed during the World Cup.
Some of the Afghan players including Rashid Khan expressed disappointment after Naib was appointed captain of the side. He tweeted, “With just months to go for such a mega event like World Cup, changing the captain will cause uncertainty and also team morale will be affected.”