Azizullah Fazli appointed Afghanistan Cricket Board Chairman

Atif Mashal had resigned as Chairman of Afghanistan Cricket Board only a year and a half into his five-year tenure. ACB has promoted Azizullah Fazli, their Vice-Chairman and Advisor, as their new Chairman. Mashal had told the media that he will be soon taking over another role for ACB. Fazli, a former cricketer and one of the stalwarts of the early days of Afghanistan cricket, has been associated with cricket in the country for 16 years.

 

ACB CEO told the media how ACB benefited from Mashal during the latter’s stint: “During Mr Mashal’s tenure, ACB’s constitution, National Selection Policy and several Departmental Policies were approved. Afghanistan became a Full Member of ICC and ACB also achieved Test Status, List A and First-Class status for domestic cricket.”

Mashal thanked Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, for trusting him with the role, and welcomed his successor. He referred to Afghanistan Premier League a national project, even comparing it to TAPI, the regional natural resources projects involving Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.

Fazli pledged to reevaluate ACB’s current structure, make necessary changes to the Selection Committee, reassess APL contracts, strengthen the domestic cricket structure in the country, and standardise and complete the ongoing infrastructure and construction projects.