Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced an organizational review to develop Afghanistan's domestic cricket infrastructure, also to secure it's cricketing future. The ACB aims to provide better leadership and find qualified staff for their cricket administration in the war-torn country in the long run.
The board has reappointed Hamid Shinwari as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Nasimullah Danish as the Deputy CEO. Along with this, Raees Ahmadzai appointed as the senior advisor to the Player Selection Committee, while the Khair Mohammad as Finance Manager.
Nasratullah Wafa, the ACB spokesman told ESPNcricinfo;
"The (organisational) change is obvious as we are growing, the game has to survive and we have to find talent and keep the circle rolling. We need more resources for development, so we have decided to fill the vacant positions that will help us to build up (our cricket infrastructure)."
Currently, the International Cricket Council (ICC) provide about $700,000 a year funding. Based on current distribution, this funding amount will rise by around $150,000 once Associate status is assured.
"We must ensure new impetus is taken for the development of domestic cricket, the marketing and fundraising is improved and our international relations and partnerships are strengthened," Wafa said.
"Afghanistan isn't dreaming of overnight success but we are taking small steps to mark our presence in the world through which we can give a message of peace," Wafa added. "The game is becoming very popular within the country."