Afghanistan Cricket Board Appoints New CEO

Afghanistan Cricket Board Appoints New CEO

Afghanistan Cricket Board Appoints New CEO

After an extensive evaluation, Rahmatullah Quraishi was appointed as the new CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board. 

Afghanistan Cricket Board’s (ACB) former CEO Lutfullah Stanikzai was removed due to mismanagement and misbehaviour. With that, he has been replaced by interim CEO Nazim Zar Abdulrahimzai. Now, the board has officially named the formal replacement with the appointment of Rahmatullah Quraishi. 

Quraishi is an experienced administrator who has a working experience of 23 years. He has worked with several multinational organizations such as the World Bank and in the United Nations. There, he worked in the fields of Youth and Adolescent Development, M&E, as well as for project management. 

In the introductory event at the ACB, he was introduced by former acting CEO Jaar Abdulrahimzai to the staff. There, Qureishi had his introductory speech where he said, ‘Our aim will be to further serve and develop the game of cricket in the country as it is a source of joy for our country and it gives hope to our countrymates’. 

Aside from his experiences, he has also represented Afghanistan in many global conferences and forums where issues of youth and socio-economic development were being covered. With that, handling the cricket board will not be much of a challenge for him as he is already familiar with it. 

He holds two Masters in Public Administration and General Management. Aside from that, he has also attended many academic courses both in Europe and in the USA. Upon his selection, the ACB also clarified that the process undergone before having Quraishi appointed was a competitive one. 

In fact, the selection done for the new CEO was heavily based on merit. Aside from that, it was also transparently held by an interview panel which consisted of the ACB chairman, board members, as well as the other officials from the organization. To know more about the importance of cricket boards, know more about the ICC - cricket’s highest governing body - on Betwala. 

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