Ahmedzai appointed as a director of the Afghanistan Cricket Board

Ahmedzai appointed as a director of the Afghanistan Cricket Board

Former England cricketer Ahmedzai has been appointed director of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) in place of Englishman Andy Moles. Moles has been the director and chief selector since last year.

Ahmedzai, 35, played five ODIs and seven T20Is for Afghanistan in 2009-10. After retirement, Ahmedzai joined coaching. He has also served as the head coach of the Afghanistan Under-19 team.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board said in a statement: “The purpose of this appointment is to strengthen the strategic aspect at the national level. In addition, to increase the capacity of the players, training and development plans and policies to formulate and implement.

Ahmedzai was a member of Afghanistan’s ICC qualifiers in 2009. However, he said goodbye after playing ICC T20 in 2010. Recently, the country’s star cricketer Mohammad Nabi was appointed as a member of the Afghanistan Cricket Board before retiring.

Meanwhile, Moles, who resigned as director, said the Afghan board had discussed the matter with him. The Englishman, who took over as director last year, has been working with the ACB for a long time. After the resignation of Dil Simmons in 2012, he became the interim head coach of Afghanistan.

He was a full-time coach from 2014 to 2015. Despite being removed from the post of director, the 59-year-old Englishman is still holding the post of the selector. “I have been informed of the matter,” the former Warwickshire coach told cricket website CricketBuzz.