ACB tells cricket-linked agencies to enroll
Dr Hamid Shinwari, ACB chief executive, said major donors, including the European Union, World Bank and the US Congress have criticised Afghanistan for lack of coordination, duplication in the funding and implementation of cricket-related projects.
“We have seen some private individuals setting up cricket projects as ‘money-making’ activities without any contact with ACB, and with little or no concern about proper training or long term development for the young people,” added Shinwari.
He said Afghanistan law requires that all agencies, non-government organisations, donors, funding bodies or private companies working within the cricket sector, to be registered with ACB.
“These organisations will also be subject to ongoing monitoring by the ACB. This legal requirement covers all agencies whether Afghan national or international,” he added.
The importance of a central board to coordinate the development of the game has been demonstrated in all major cricketing countries around the world and is a requirement of the International Cricket Council.
“This kind of coordinated approach is also essential for the development of cricket in Afghanistan. The ACB is the only body with a wide overview of the needs of cricket in Afghanistan at the international, national, regional and provincial levels,” he added.
Failure to register with ACB within the next two weeks may lead to legal action being taken against these agencies, he said.
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