Afghan cricket captain's father taken hostage: officials

May 23, 2013, 01:13 IST | AFP

Unknown gunmen dragged the father of Afghanistan's cricket captain from his car on the outskirts of Jalalabad city and have taken him hostage, officials said yesterday.

Mohammad Nabi, who took over the captaincy of the team in March, confirmed that his father, Khobai Isakhel, had been kidnapped in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday.

“I have no idea who the kidnappers might be, they have not contacted me,” Nabi said, declining to give any more details. 

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