Afghanistan Cricket Board appoints Rahmatullah Qureishi as CEO

Afghanistan Cricket Board has appointed Rahmatullah Qureishi as their new Chief Executive Officer. He has replaced interim CEO Nazim Zar Abdulrahimzai who was appointed in place of Lutfullah Stanikzai who was removed for the post of CEO for wrong behavior as well as mismanaging the task assigned to him. Former acting CEO Jaar Abdulrahimzai officially introduced Qureishi to ACB staff in a formal event at ACB on Monday.

“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 country mates,” Quraishi said as per an ACB media release

Qureishi has worked for more than 23 years in Multinational companies like World Bank and the United Nations in the fields of Youth and Adolescent Development, M&E and project management which was quoted by ACB and his experience will come in handy for Afghanistan Cricket. Quareishi holds two masters degree in the field of Public Administrations and masters management and also known for representing Afghanistan at various global conferences all across the world on the issues of youth and socio-economic development.

The Board further clarified that selection was purely done on merit as the interview was headed by ACB Chairman transparently which also involved other members of the organisation. A huge credit should be given to the board for taking Afghanistan cricket to another level.