Mohammad Nabi was named captain of the final Afghan squad on October 10 after star all-rounder Rashid Khan declined the role alleging that he was not consulted while selecting the team.
There were reports that ICC might forbid Afghanistan from participating in the showpiece event if the team decides to play under the Taliban flag amid the ongoing turmoil in the country.
Flower has worked with England and also had multiple coaching stints in various franchises and T20 leagues around the world, including IPL, CPL, PSL, and The Hundred.
The one-off Test was originally scheduled in 2020 but was postponed to November 27 this year because of COVID-19.
Afghanistan Cricket Board Executive Director Hamid Shinwari has recently been replaced by one Naseebullah Haqqani.
A day after reports emerged that IPL would not be aired live because of women-watching matches and presence of cheerleaders, ACB chairman said no such directive has been issued from the Taliban govt
It isn't clear if the new Afghanistan Cricket Board chief is a relative of Sirajuddin Haqqani, who is sought by the FBI for questioning in connection with several high profile attacks.
Tuba Sangar, who fled the country for Canada shortly after the fall of the country to the hardline Islamist group, warned that sports sanctions would damage the game at the grassroots.
Former Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan has slammed Australia's Test skipper Tim Paine for his comments.
His comments appear to contradict the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission Ahmadullah Wasiq who said that it was 'not necessary' for women to play sport.
With the new regime, Taliban, banning women from playing sports, Cricket Australia has already said that the one-off Test against Afghanistan will be scrapped.
Soon after forming an interim government, the Taliban banned women from playing cricket or any others sports, casting doubts over Afghanistan men's team Test status.
The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is yet to officially announce Nabi's appointment as captain but the 36-year-old all-rounder tweeted that he has been chosen to lead the team.
Paine's comment comes on the back of the Taliban's ban on women's sport in Afghanistan and Cricket Australia's subsequent decision to scrap the test match against Afghan men due in November.
Roya Samim, a female cricketer from Afghanistan, has expressed dejection over lack of support for women cricketers in Afghanistan from the ICC.