Afghanistan Cricket Board‘s (ACB) 30 officials have boycotted themselves from any meeting that the organisation will hold. In a report published by, the boycotted members told media that Chairman Atif Mashal is a conservative person and wants to create his own group of people in board. Mashal fired a few technical officials and drafted his own people who have very little knowledge about the game. “Mashal is using ACB as his campaign office for his own publicity and yet to work on infrastructure plans which are must needed for ICC Full membership,” said Azai Gharwal, Media Manager.

Gharwal said that Mashal misbehaved with the ACB staff as well as warned them that he would fire those who do not follow what he says. However, Mashal was clear with his views. He told VOA Radio that there is no place for the boycotted officials in the board. Afghanistan were recently gifted Test status. They are in talks with Zimbabwe and Ireland, so they can finally play their maiden match in the longest format. “We will play our first Test by the end of this year,” a source had confirmed to CricketCountry.