Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Who’s Who in Cricket: Mirwais Ashraf

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Current Role
Afghanistan Representative, ICC Board of Directors (Apr 2022 – Present)
Chairman, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) (Nov 2021 – Present)
Chair of the Board, Afghanistan Cricket (Nov 2021 – Present)

Previous Roles
Cricketer, Afghanistan National Men’s Team (Aug 2009 – Oct 2016)
Chief Selector, Afghanistan Cricketer Board (Sept 2021 – Nov 2021)
Regional Coach, Afghanistan Cricket Board
Afghanistan’s Ambassador – 2019 ODI Cricket World Cup, ICC (2019)

Bio

Mirwais Ashraf is a former Afghanistan International cricketer and current administrator. 

He made his debut in 2009, featuring in 46 ODIs and 25 T20Is. He played his last International game for Afghanistan in 2016. However, he kept playing professionally until Oct 2020.

Ashraf is currently the Chairman of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, a role he has been performing since Nov 06, 2021, along his role as a board member. 

Previously, Ashraf served Afghanistan Cricket in different capacities, most notably as Chief Selector of the Afghanistan National Men’s Cricket Team for 2 months before becoming the Chairman of the ACB. He also served as a regional coach for ACB.

Ashraf was among the initial group of players who helped cricket in Afghanistan develop into an international contender, and is now focused on developing Afghan Cricket and expanding the game to all parts of the country.

Ashraf is also Afghanistan’s Representative in the ICC Board of Directors after ICC officially recognized him in April 2022

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