Director of Cricket of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB):
Former captain Raiees Ahmadzai (35 yrs old) replacing Englishman Andy Moles (2020082
ACB Officials as of 20200821:
Zia-ul-Haq Amarkheil Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs
Gulalai Noor Safi, Meshrano Member, Senator
Faraidoon Elham, Ex Deputy for cultural Affairs at the Administrative Office of the President
Abdul Rahman Alokozay, Business tycoon
Mohammad Nabi, Afghan Cricketer
Mrs. Hasina Safi, Minister for Women’s Affairs
Rohulla Khanzada, Wolesi Jirga Member Kandahar
Haroon Mir, Senior Adviser to the First Vicepresident of Afghanistan
Jawad Paikar, Minister fur Urban Development
Kamela Siddiqui, Ex Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industried
Hamid Tahmasi, Ex Minister for Transport
Shukrullah Atif Mashal, Ex Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan
Former President of the Board Chairman:
Dr Omar Zakhilwal (20101222) resigned (20121008)
Shahzada Massoud (20121004)
Nasimullah Danish (20141214-20161216)
Atif Mashal Atif Mishal Shokrullah Arif Mashal (2016121, 20170413, 20180415), resigend
Azizullah Fazli Aziz Ullah Fazle (20180919)
Farhan Yousufzai Farhan Yusefzai (20190724, 20200728
Nasimullah Danish (20140529)
Nasimullah Danish (2011) resigned (20121008)
Dr. Hamid Shinwari (20120420) returned from his higher studies in Australia Mar 2012.(see picture).
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)
Lutfullah Stanikzai (20190710, 20200727) sacked because of "mismanagement, unsatisfactory performance and his misbehaviour with the board managers".
President’s Legal Advisor:
Dr. Abdul Ali Mohammadi (2017,2018) Abdul Hamid Tahmasi (20180626)
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman:
Nusratullah Wafa (20120721)
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Farid Hotak (20180802)
Gulalai Noor Safi, (20190611)
Ahmad Jawad Paikar (20190611)
Ziaulhaq Amarkhail (20190611)
Shukrullah Atif Mashal (20190611)
Ex Members of cricket board (as of 20190611):
Sayed Mansoor Naderi,
Abdul Rahman Alokozai,
Hekmat Khalil Karzai,
Development officer for the ACB:
Nazim Jar Abdulrahimzai (20180802)
Azizullah Fazli, in charge of Kabul cricket affairs was sacked for violating ACB rules (20101215).
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)