Azizullah Fazli will serve his second term as chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board.© Twitter
Azizullah Fazli was reappointed Sunday as chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Fazli has already served one term as ACB chairman, from his appointment in September 2018 – following the resignation of Atif Mashal – until July 2019, when he was replaced by Farhan Yusufzai after Afghanistan’s bottom-most place at the 2019 World Cup in England. His appointment came a week after the Taliban took control of Kabul and the government collapse, with President Ashraf Ghani fleeing the country.
“Former ACB Chairman @AzizullahFazli has been reappointed as Acting Chairman of ACB. He will oversee ACB’s leadership and direction for the upcoming competitions,” ACB tweeted.
One of the immediate challenges ahead is ensuring the Afghan cricket team safely reaches Sri Lanka for their scheduled three-match ODI series against Pakistan, which kicks off on September 3.
All three games in the series will be played in Hambantota and will include a three-day quarantine period for both sides upon arrival.
In view of the current turmoil in Afghanistan, questions have also been raised as to whether the team will be ready to compete in the upcoming T20 World Cup. But the Afghanistan Cricket Board had made it clear that the team will be ready for action when the showpiece gets underway in Dubai.
Afghan cricket team media manager Hikmat Hassan had told ANI there is no doubt about taking part in the T20 World Cup and the board is keen to continue a tri-series involving Australia and the West Indies to help prepare for the showpiece . .
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