Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan sacked the Chief Executive Officer of the Afghanistan Cricket Board Hamid Shinwari and appointed Naseeb Haqqani as the new CEO.

Officials of the IEA have not disclosed the reasons behind the appointment.

Hamid Shinwari in his Twitter post said that Anas Haqqani- one of the prominent leaders of the Taliban- has come to ACB and verbally told me that my position as CEO is ended and Naseeb Haqqani will be appointed as new CEO.

“Though I was appointed through a transparent process, the reason behind my dismissal was not clarified.” Reads his tweet.

Hamid Shenwari has also said that he had asked for an official directive of his sacking but he was not provided with one.

In the meantime, the acting chairman of the ACB Azizullah Fazli was officially appointed as the chairman of the board.

Cricket fans and analysts are not happy with the decision of dismissal of the CEO and ask for the reason behind it.

It comes as the national cricket team is busy training for the upcoming T20 cricket world cup


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