All-rounder Mohammad Nabi, an active international player, has been appointed member of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). He is currently participating in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020 which is underway at Trinidad & Tobago. Nabi has been named among the four new members for the board who have replaced the outgoing staffs of the nine-member panel.
Nabi has been an integral part of the Afghanistan squad. He has been a premier player along side Rashid Khan. His contribution with the bat and ball has been vital for Afghanistan. Over the years, Nabi has also earned experience in playing various T20 leagues across the globe.
“Following recommendations by ACB chairman Farhan Yusefzai, and subsequently approved by Patron in-chief, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, four new board members were introduced today to the Afghanistan Cricket Board replacing four former members,” ACB said in a statement on Thursday.
The other three board members are Hasina Safi, Rohullah Khanzada and Haroon Mir. “The members who were replaced include Minister for Urban Development and Land Mohammad Jawad Paikar; former Deputy Minister of Industries and Commerce Kamela Siddiqui, former Minister for Transport Hamid Tahmasi and former Afghan Ambassador to Islamabad Shukrullah Atif Mashal,” ACB statement added.
Nabi had set his focus on playing in the limited-overs format as he retired from Test cricket after playing three matches. He has played in 124 ODI matches and scored at an average over 27 while in the T20Is he has scored at an average over 22.
Even with the ball, Nabi has proved out to be handy as he has picked up 130 ODI wickets and 69 scalps in the shortest format.
Nabi has been a part of SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL and will be seen in the upcoming season slated to take place in UAE.