Asian Cricket Council grants Afghanistan full member budget share

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC), in a recent meeting with Afghanistan Cricket Board officials, approved Afghanistan’s request for a budget share equal to that of other full members, including India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board, in a statement, announced that its top management, including Chairman Mirwais Ashraf and CEO Naseeb Khan, attended the Asian Cricket Council’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Bali, Indonesia, on January 31.

“The ACB’s request for a budget share equivalent to other full member countries was approved in a significant move,” the board stated.

The ACC AGM, attended by officials from the Afghanistan Cricket Board, also included representatives from other member nations across Asia. The meeting focused on reviewing and approving various financial and operational decisions of the organization.

Additionally, Jay Shah’s presidency of the Asian Cricket Council was extended by a year during the AGM.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board officials also engaged in discussions with ACC leadership and representatives from member countries. Topics included enhancing bilateral ties, increasing participation of Afghan umpires in ACC events, and improving the capacity-building efforts for ACB’s technical staff by the Asian Cricket Council.