Noor-ul-Haq Malekzai is named chief selector of Afghanistan.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board has selected former Afghanistan middle-order batsman Noor-ul-Haq Malikzai as the senior side’s top selector.

Malekzai has been acting as the interim selector for the last three months after Asadullah Khan stepped down, and he has done an excellent job so far. Afghanistan’s youth team performed admirably at the U19 World Cup 2022, and a plethora of youthful potential has emerged from the ranks. Malekzai has previously represented Afghanistan in two One-Day Internationals in 2010 and two seasons of the ICC U19 World Cup in 2010 and 2012, respectively. He’s also appeared in 18 First-Class, 13 List-A, and eight T20s matches.

He stopped playing the game three years ago, despite the fact that he is only 29 years old. He originally made an impression following an outstanding performance in the U19 World Cup qualifiers, where he averaged 54 points in seven games.

Malekzai has a goal of identifying the proper talent and providing them with a long list of opportunities. Long-term goals would also need to be focused on in order to move the country forward in terms of performance, he noted.