President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has appointed Azizullah Fazli as the new chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), replacing Shokrulllah Atif Mashal.

The Administrative Office of the President issued a statement confirming the appointment of Mr. Fazli as the new chairman of the cricket board of Afghanistan.

The statement further added that Pressident Ghani has issued a decree confirming the appointment of Mr. Fazli as the cricket board member and chairman as per the article 64 and clause 13 of the constitution of Afghanistan.

The presidential decree also added that Mr. Fazli would replace the former chairman of the cricket board of Afghanistan Mr. Shokrullah Arif Mashal.

The Afghanistan cricket board has not formally commented regarding the new changes in the leadership of the cricket board.

However, sources privy of the development had earlier said that the chairman of the cricket board Mr. Mashal would step down from his position.

Mr. Fazli has previously served as the adviser and deputy chairman of the cricket board of Afghanistan.