Mohammad Nabi inducted into Afghanistan Cricket Board
Former Afghan skipper Mohammad Nabi has been appointed to the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). Although, he is still going with his playing career, he called up in the board setting a rare example. It is rare for a man to take charge of a cricket governing body before ending his international career.
The 35-year-old cricketer is one of the pioneers of Afghanistan’s majestic rise in cricket. Nabi has been playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) since he was appointed a member of the Afghan board. Despite saying goodbye to the Test format, the top all-rounder has been playing regularly for the country in the other two formats.
The nine-member panel of the Afghanistan Cricket Board has changed four positions, including a prophet. In a press release, the ACB said, they have added four officials on replacement of four old officials.
Apart from Nabi, the other three board members are Hasina Safi, Rahullah Khanzada and Harun Mir. They have replaced former board members Urban Development and Land Minister Mohammad Jawad Paiker, former Deputy Minister of Commerce and Industry Kamela Siddiqui, former Transport Minister Hamid Tahmasi and Shukrallah Atif Mashal, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Islamabad.
Meanwhile, the ACB fired the chief executive officer on the day of the appointment of four new board members, including Nabi. He has been fired for alleged misconduct and misconduct with board members. The board had earlier warned him in writing and verbally.