The father of Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi, Khobai Isakhel, has been kidnapped on the outskirts of Jalalabad in the eastern province of Nangarhar on Tuesday.

"Yesterday at around 10.00 am, unknown armed man seized him [Isakhel] from his car," Ahmad Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the Nangarhar provincial government, told AFP. "No trace of him has yet been found."

Nabi said the kidnappers had not yet made contact with him and he had no idea about their identity.