Mirwais Ashraf, the newly appointed chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), said Afghan female cricketers can continue playing the game, ACB said.
In an introductory meeting with ACB departmental managers, Ashraf said women's cricket is one of the major requirements of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and they are committed to obtaining it.
“Our girls will be playing cricket on a normal basis and we are looking to provide for their basic needs and all the facilities they need,” he said. He said that the ICC requirements are valued by the ACB.
Recent shifts in the ACB’s leadership faced criticism from the ICC and the body said it has formed a group to assess the status of cricket in Afghanistan.
Ashraf said they will work to solve the problem. “Every employee must stay committed to the ACB and must strive hard to do well in their own areas,” he said.