Shafiqullah Stanikzai replaced as Afghan cricket CEO

By Muhammad Asif Khan - February 13, 2019

Karachi: As a constitutional move, the chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), Azizullah Fazly has announced to replace the current CEO Shafiqullah Stanikzai with Asadullah Khan for an interim period.

Talking to this correspondent from Kabul, Asadullah Khan confirmed his appointment as the CEO, adding that he would be looking after the relevant affairs until the upcoming World Cup.

“My concentration will be on the upcoming World Cup and the U19 tri-series. I will also introduce Athletes Management System for Afghanistan domestic cricket”, Asadullah said.

According to ACB constitution, the tenure for the CEO is for three years. Shafiq Stanikzai assumed the post in 2015.

“After representing the national team from 2003 to 2009, I worked at different positions in the board. I will carry out my duties to the best of my abilities”, said Asadullah, a level-3 coach, worked as selector and NCA manager.

On a question the acting CEO expressed the desire of regular cricket engagements between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“I played my initial cricket in Pakistan and acknowledge the overwhelming support of the neighbouring country”, Asadullah said.“Formal discussion on bilateral cricket is the domain of the ACB chief. I hope that both boards would find way for cricket ties resumption”, Asadullah concluded.

By Muhammad Asif Khan

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