The Taliban-led Afghanistan has designated retired Afghanistan all-rounder Mirwais Ashraf as acting Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Azizullah Fazli, the present chairman, will be replaced by Ashraf. Fazli has just been the chairman for two months. The Taliban made this choice after consulting with Afghanistan’s cricketers in Abu Dhabi for the T20 World Cup in 2021. lets look at Who Was Appointed As The New Chairman Of The ACB.
Who Was Appointed As The New Chairman Of The ACB
The Taliban also issued a statement confirming Ashraf’s appointment. “The prime minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has appointed Mirwais Ashraf as acting chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB),” read the statement released by the Taliban.
MirwaisAshraf16 Appointed as the Acting Chairman of ACB
Based on decree No: 199 of Afghanistan’s Prime Minister and Chief Patron of @ACBofficials Mr. Mohammad Hassan Akhond; Mr. @MirwaisAshraf16 has been appointed as the new Acting Chairman for the Afghanistan Cricket Board. pic.twitter.com/gAMkAKWyJJ
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) November 10, 2021
Afghanistan’s cricket team was disqualified from the T20 World Cup during the tournament’s Super 12 phases. The Mohammad Nabi-led team placed 4th in Group B’s points standings, winning only two of its five matches in the Super 12 phases.
Afghanistan defeated Scotland and Namibia in the competition’s Super 12 phases. After more than contributing a decade to the Afghanistan team, Afghanistan also experienced a setback as cricketer Asghar Afghan announced his retirement from the game ahead of the T20 World Cup 2021.
Mirwais Ashraf has played 46 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 24 Twenty-Twenty-Innings (T20Is) for Afghanistan. Whereas the 33-year-old earned 399 runs in ODI cricket, Ashraf scored 126 runs in T20I cricket. In ODIs, the right-arm bowler took 46 wickets, whereas in T20Is, he bagged 14.
Ashraf’s final international game for Afghanistan was on October 1, 2016, versus Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Stadium.