Afghanistan’s Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday appointed four new members to its nine-member board who were approved by President Ashraf Ghani, according to a statement by the ACB.
The new members include the Women’s Affairs Minister Hasina Safi, Kandahar MP Rohullah Khanzada, senior vice-presidential advisor Haroon Mir and Mohammad Nabi, the former cricket captain and member of Afghanistan’s National Cricket Team.
The four former members of the board were Urban Development and Land Minister Mohammad Jawad Paikar, former deputy minister of Industry and Commerce Kamila Siddiqi, former minister of Transportation Hamid Tahmasi and former Afghan ambassador to Islamabad, Shukrullah Atif Mashal.
Other members of the board are Farhan Yousufzai, who is also the chairman of the board, the State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Zia-Ul-Haq Amarkhil, member of the Meshrano Jirga or Senate, Gulalai Noor Safi, Fraidoon Elham and businessman Abdul Rahman Alokozai, according to a statement by the ACB.
The cricket board statement, however, did not provide further details on the decision that comes as the National Cricket Team is preparing for international events.