Afghanistan Cricket Board on Monday appointed Naseeb Zadran Khan as the new CEO. He holds a master’s degree and has knowledge of cricket, and has revealed his face only after the Taliban took control of Kabul.
Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints Naseeb Zadran Khan (left) as new CEO (Image Courtesy: ACB Twitter)
- Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints Naseeb Zadran Khan as new CEO
- Nasseb has a university Master’s degree in media communications
- Naseeb has revealed his face recently following Kabul takeover by Taliban
Afghanistan Cricket Board’s chairman Azizullah Fazli on Monday appointed Naseeb Zadran Khan as the new CEO.
“Naseeb Khan, has been introduced as the new CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), by board’s Chairman @AzizullahFazli,” tweeted Afghanistan Cricket Board.
“He hold master’s degree and has knowledge of cricket as well.”
Naseeb Khan, has been introduced as the new CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), by board’s Chairman Mr @AzizullahFazli. He hold master’s degree and has knowledge of cricket as well. pic.twitter.com/07qDH1hQjW
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) September 20, 2021
Nasseb has a university Master’s degree in media communications. He’s basically part of the new Taliban generation. He only revealed his face recently following the Kabul takeover.
The Taliban named a new government recently, three weeks after sweeping to power when the Western-backed government collapsed in the wake of the withdrawal of US-led foreign forces.
When the Taliban last ruled Afghanistan two decades ago, girls were not allowed to attend school and women were banned from work and education.
The Afghan women’s squad was quietly disbanded amid safety concerns a few years after it was formed in 2010, but the ACB revived the team last year and gave contracts to 25 players.
The ACB’s popular programme for girls has already been paused, Shinwari said, but men’s cricket has been allowed to continue as before.
Earlier, Australia’s cricket board had said that it will scrap a planned test match against the Afghanistan men’s team if the Asian country’s Taliban rulers did not allow women to play the sport.
Cricket Australia (CA) said driving the growth of women’s cricket was ‘incredibly important’ to the board.
“Our vision for cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game unequivocally for women at every level,” CA said.
“If recent media reports that women’s cricket will not be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would have no alternative but to not host Afghanistan for the proposed test match due to be played in Hobart.”
Australia were scheduled to host their first-ever test against Afghanistan on November 27 at Hobart and CA said last week planning was well underway for the one-off match.
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