Taliban sack Afghanistan Cricket Board government director Hamid Shinwari

Hamid Shinwari, ACB’s government director. Photograph: Twitter
  • Hamid Shinwari places up Fb put up, saying he has been sacked by the Taliban. 
  • Naseebullah Haqqani, a detailed ally of the Haqqani community, has been appointed as new ACB government director, say reviews. 
  • Afghanistan cricket staff continues to endure modifications ever for the reason that Taliban takeover. 

The Afghan Taliban have sacked Hamid Shinwari, the Govt Director of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) and has been changed with a member of the Haqqani community, say reviews. 

Shinwari put up a put up on Fb Monday during which he mentioned he had been requested by Anas Haqqani, a senior member of the Taliban, that he was now not the ACB’s government director. 

“Anas Haqqani visited the cricket board and advised me very clearly that my job because the (chief) government officer was over,” Shinwari wrote.

Anas Haqqani is a senior Taliban official and the youthful brother of Afghanistan’s new inside minister Sirajuddin Haqqani.

Shinwari’s put up, seen by AFP, was later not seen, with the web page apparently deactivated. Within the Pashto language put up, Shinwari had mentioned he had requested for a proper order however didn’t obtain it. 

“I used to be elected to the cricket board’s government part after a clear course of, however I didn’t perceive the explanation for my dismissal,” Shinwari mentioned.

He was later changed by Naseebullah Haqqani, also called Naseeb Khan, a detailed ally of the Haqqani community, mentioned a supply on the cricket board who didn’t wish to be named. 

“He holds a grasp’s diploma and has data of cricket as effectively,” the board mentioned on its Fb web page.

Afghanistan cricket staff and its administration has been rocked by modifications ever for the reason that Taliban took ahold of the nation, after seizing Kabul in mid-August. 

The group has banned ladies’s cricket within the nation and shortly after taking on the nation, Afghanistan’s former skipper Rashid Khan introduced he was stepping down from his put up. 

The Taliban then introduced that ladies will now not have the ability to play cricket within the nation or some other sport that “uncovered” them. 

The transfer by the group to ban ladies from taking part in cricket didn’t sit effectively with many nations world wide. Cricket Australia cancelled its one-off Take a look at match in opposition to Afghanistan, which was scheduled to happen on November 27 in Hobart. 

Shinwari had pleaded with Cricket Australia (CA) to play the collection so Afghanistan comes out of isolation with regards to worldwide cricket. 

“We ask Cricket Australia and the entire cricketing world to maintain the door open for us, stroll with us, don’t isolate us, and keep away from penalizing us for our cultural and spiritual setting,” Shinwari had mentioned. 

The Afghanistan cricket staff will subsequent be seen within the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to start on October 17. 

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