Afghan Biographies

ACB Afghanistan Cricket Board


Name ACB Afghanistan Cricket Board
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade ACB Officials
History and Biodata

President of the Board Chairman:
Dr Omar Zakhilwal (20101222) resigned (20121008)
Ilham Yasini,
Shahzada Massoud (20121004)
Nasimullah Danish (20141214-20161216)
Atif Mashal Atif Mishal Shokrullah Arif Mashal (2016121, 20170413, 20180415)
Azizullah Fazli (20180919)
Deputy Chairman:
Nasimullah Danish (20140529)

Chief executive:
Nasimullah Danish (2011) resigned (20121008)
Dr. Hamid Shinwari (20120420) returned from his higher studies in Australia Mar 2012.(see picture).
shinwari_hamid He was replaced by Dr. Noor Mohammad Murad, who was working for the UN in youth affairs after graduating from the Kabul Medical University. (20121224)
Shafiq Stanikzai, former national team director,  (20141214, 20180122)
President’s Legal Advisor:
Dr. Abdul Ali Mohammadi (2017,2018)  Abdul Hamid Tahmasi (20180626)
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman: 
Nusratullah Wafa (20120721)

acb.media@afghancricket.af or afg.cricket.media@gmail.com
Farid Hotak (20180802)
Member of cricket board:
Kamila Seddiqi (first-ever female) Board member (20180626)
Hamid Tahmasi, the minister of transport (201800802)
Kamil Sediqi, the deputy minister of commerce (20180802)
(The two above appointments will take over from Abdul Ali Mohammadi, former adviser to Ghani and Salma Sadat, a national investor)

Eklil Hakimi,
Sayed Mansoor Naderi,
Jawed Sangdil,
Abdul Rahman Alokozai,
Hekmat Khalil Karzai,
Atif Mashal, 

Development officer for the ACB:
Nazim Jar Abdulrahimzai (20180802)

 

Other Officials:
Azizullah Fazli, in charge of Kabul cricket affairs was sacked for violating ACB rules (20101215).

Background:

Afghanistan Cricket Board was established in 1995. It was granted affiliate membership by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2001 – which marked the beginning of an incredible journey in the history of Afghanistan’s cricket. 

In 2003 the country was granted associate membership of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).

In 2015, Afghanistan was inducted in ICC Future Tours Program (FTP) making it possible for Afghanistan to play FTP teams. Afghanistan also broke into the ICC 12-team ODI rankings. 

In the same year, Afghanistan secured victories in both ODI series in T20I series and were ranked 10th in ICC ODI rankings and 9th in ICC T20I rankings. 

Afghanistan made history by becoming the first associate nation to beat a full member nation in a bilateral series against Zimbabwe. ACB reciprocated the series by hosting Zimbabwe for the first time in both ODI and T20I series in Sharjah in 2015/16 delivering similar results.

In 2016, Afghanistan participated in its fourth consecutive ICC World Twenty20 in India and it was their qualification to the Super-10 stage in this tournament and the subsequent win against the ultimate champion, West Indies, which particularly distinguished Afghanistan’s participation in the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 from previous tournaments. 

Afghanistan U-19 participated in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh and emerged as the Plate Champion of the tournament.

In June last year Afghanistan cricket achieved one of its biggest goals and was granted Full Member status the ICC, meaning they are now a Test-playing nation.


The chairman of Afghanistan’s Cricket Board, Atif Mashal, said in an interview with TOLOnews that Afghanistan would launch its own cricket league within the next few months. He said the league will be called the Afghanistan Premier League, and would be designed along the lines of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and other high-level cricket leagues in the world.  He said the league matches would be held in the United Arab Emirates with the participation of international players.(20170413)

Last Modified 2018-09-19
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