Hamid Shinwari was sacked as the CEO
By Sarita Dey
on Tue Sep 21 2021
Hamid Shinwari was sacked as the chief executive officer of the Afghanistan Cricket Board on Monday (September 20).
On Monday, a group of people barged into the ACB office and ordered the CEO to be replaced. Shinwari has been replaced by the new CEO Naseebullah Haqqani.
Yesterday I was fired,” It is learned that a group of people belonging to the Haqqani network, a partner in the Afghanistan government, is behind the move.
We ask Cricket Australia and the whole cricketing world to keep the door open for us, walk with us, do not isolate us, and avoid penalizing us for our cultural and religious environment,” Shinwari had said in a statement.
After sacking Hamid the ACB on their official Facebook page also announced Naseebullah as the new chief. Afghanistan cricket team next in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, which is scheduled to begin on October 17.
Shinwari shared the post on his official Facebook account. Hamid was sacked by Anas Haqqani, Who is the younger brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani (Home Minister). Shinwari was dismissed without any explanation, he was only told that he would be replaced by Naseebullah.
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