Mirwais Ashraf Appointed ACB Acting Chairman

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Mirwais Ashraf Appointed ACB Acting ChairmanAshraf has stressed that the ACB wants to prioritise having good relationships with the ICC and other board.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has appointed Mirwais Ashraf as its acting chairman. A former international, Ashraf took charge of the troubled board on Tuesday (November 23). The appointment, the ACB said, was as per its constitution.

Ashraf, who has played 46 ODIs and 25 T20Is in a career spanning seven years between 2009 and 2016, succeeds Azizullah Fazli, who had assumed charge of the ACB immediately after a change of government in the country in August.

The appointment, the ACB said, was based on decree No 199 of the Prime Minister of Afghanistan, Mohammad Hassan Akhond. It added that Ashraf will be the acting chairman until the Annual General Meeting (AGM) which is set to be conducted by the respected Board Members. “Following ACB constitution and international standards, the board members will elect the new chairman through transparent voting process in the AGM,” the ACB said.

Immediately after taking charge, Ashraf stressed the board's priority will be to establish good relations with International Cricket Council and other national boards. Besides, he declared, the ACB would make sure the women in Afghanistan get to play the game normally. “Our girls will be playing cricket on a normal basis and we are looking to provide them with all the facilities,” Ashraf said while holding a meeting with the managers of different departments of the board.

He also emphasised on the need to comply with the ICC guidelines and said the ACB valued the requirements of the world body. The ICC, it may be noted, recently formed a working group to report about the status of the ACB.

CEO Naseeb Khan said the ACB will live up to the expectations of 30 million Afghans and revealed that he had a fruitful meeting with Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in Dubai recently. “We have had a productive meeting with the BCCI head Mr Sourav Ganguly, and also have met officials from other cricketing nations to discuss a lot about having bilateral ties with them,” he said in a statement.

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