Mohammad Nabi joins Afghanistan Cricket Board as new member

Mohammad Nabi

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has appointed the former skipper Mohammad Nabi as one of the board members of the panel on Friday. 

The 35-year-old also became the first active cricketer to join the panel of the Board members of the country’s cricket board. he is currently playing for St Lucia Zouks in the Caribbean Premier League. 

The all-rounder is among the four new members who joined the panel on Friday approved by the Patron in-chief, H.E Mohammad Ashraf Ghani. ACB chairman Farhan Yusefzai conducted the meeting before listing the final candidates for joining the panel. The three other members who will replace the outgoing panel members are Hasina Safi, Rohullah Khanzada and Haroon Mir. 

Nabi is also the youngest member to be joining the panel in the entire list. Currently, he is with his CPL team then he will fly to the UAE for joining his team Sunrisers Hyderabad ahead of the IPL starting on September 19. 

Nabi announced retirement from the longest format of the game last September in order to concentrate entirely in the white-ball cricket. He last played for Afghanistan in the white jersey in the one-off Test match against Bangladesh before calling quits from the format. 

He has played 124 ODIs and 69 Tests and scored 4129 runs so far. In bowling, Nabi has taken 130 wickets in One Day International while 69 wickets in the T20Is.