Afghanistan look for associate status
The Afghanistan Cricket Board is positioning itself for an assault on ICC Associate Status. Their application to rise from Affiliate to Associate is on the Annual Conference agenda in Kuala Lumpur next month. Grounds have been built, competitions have been streamlined, finances have been shaped and May saw the return of their CEO Hamid Shinwari after a period studying for an MBA in Australia. Current acting CEO Nasim Danish will continue as his deputy.
Shinwari first became ACB CEO shortly after Afghanistan's appearance in 2010's ICC World Twenty20 and remained in the position until early 2011.