All not well within Afghanistan cricket team

Phil Simmons. Pic Twitter

Though it was predicted ling back, but the outburst of West Indian coach of Afghanistan cricket team on his official twitter handle has just confirmed the rumors.

The Afghanistan coach Phil Simmons on Wednesday took to his official twitter handle revealing signs of troubles within the team

Afghanistan suffered their fifth defeat in as many matches after losing to hosts England on Tuesday.

Before the start of the tournament Naib replaced Asghar Afghan as captain that was openly criticised by senior players including Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi.

As now former chief selector Dawlat Ahmadzai has blamed the coaching staff for the debacle, Simmons took to his Twitter handle and said some harsh words.

“I am in the middle of a World Cup and trying to get our team to perform to the level we expect 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 #AsgharAfghan,” Simmons tweeted.

“Me asking to renew my contract with ACB is absolutely untrue #FakeNews,” he said in another tweet last week.

On the eve of the England match, some members of the Afghanistan team were involved in an altercation at a restaurant in Manchester, the BBC reported on Tuesday.

The report said the players involved were unhappy at being filmed and confronted a member of the public. Greater Manchester Police officers attended the incident but no arrests were made.

Naib declined to elaborate on the incident after the loss against England and threatened to walk out of the news conference when pressed further about what happened.

The Afghan team also found themselves in an embarrassing situation earlier in the tournament when stumper-batsman Mohammad Shehzad threatened to quit cricket after being ruled out of the World Cup with a knee injury.


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