The past chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board was appointed as the new acting chairman of the board as the Taliban are grabbing control over Afghanistan.

He was leading the board during the World Cup in 2019 which was the worst tournament in the history of the Afghanistan National Cricket team.

The team lost there all nine matches under the captaincy of Gulbadin Naib after which both the chairman and skipper were sacked.

Azizullah Fazli occupies the chairmanship days after the Afghan National Cricket team is heading towards Sri Lanka to play a three-match series against Pakistan.

There are fears about the tour being canceled as the flights from Hamid Karzai International Airport are nearly impossible to be operated owing to thousands of people waiting both in and outside the airport to fly out of Afghanistan.

Earlier, the Taliban officials said that there will not be any problem and predicament to the national committee of the Olympic and Afghan Cricket board.

The Taliban along with the former national player, Abdullah Mazari visited the board twice after they took over Kabul.

They have also met with former captains, Nawroz Mangal and Asghar Afghan.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.