Afghan Biographies

Fazli, Azizullah

Name Fazli, Azizullah
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex ACB President Afghan Cricket Board Chairman
History and Biodata

1. Former Presidents of Afghan Cricket Board ACB Chairman:
Dr Omar Zakhilwal (20101222) resigned (20121008)
Ilham Yasini,
Shahzada Massoud (20121004)
Nasimullah Danish (20141214-20161216)
Shukrullah Atif Mashal (20161217- 20181001)
Azizullah Fazly (20180919)
Deputy Chairman:
Nasimullah Danish (20140529)
Azizullah Fazli (20180918)

Chief Executive CEO:
Nasimullah Danish (2011) resigned (20121008)
Dr. Hamid Shinwari (20120420). 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, also former national team director (20141214, 20181010)
Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) spokesman: 
Nusratullah Wafa (20120721) or

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


2. Previous Functions Azizullah Fazli:
in charge of Kabul cricket affairs. sacked for violating ACB rules (20101215)
Deputy Head Afghan Cricket Board (20180918)
Chairman Head Afghan Cricket Board (20180919)

3. Biodata:

Azizullah Fazly studied Administration at Kardan Institute of Higher Education, Kabul. He has lived in Dubai, UAE.

The former head of the Afghanistan Cricket Board has reportedly been detained but security officials have yet to confirm or otherwise comment on his arrest.
The reports, which came from anonymous government sources, say that Fazli along with armed individuals tried to enter the ACB with forged fake documents that he obtained for himself as head of the ACB. According to the sources, Fazli was arrested on charges of making fake documents. The ex-chairman allegedly had a phony letter of appointment from the Islamic Emirate leader, addressed to the cricket board. Accompanied by gunmen, Fazli was later arrested in compliance with orders from the prime minister, according to a report.(20220704)



More ACB Background:

Members 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)


ACB History:

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 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 2022-07-05
Established 2018-10-01