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Taliban sack CEO of Afghan cricket board

Taliban sack CEO of Afghan cricket board

The Taliban have sacked the head of Afghanistan's cricket board, replacing him with a member of the feared Haqqani network, responsible for some of the worst attacks in the country's history.

Hamid Shinwari posted on his Facebook page on Monday that he has been removed on the orders of senior Haqqani officials, a branch of the Taliban.

"Anas Haqqani visited the cricket board and told me very clearly that my job as the (chief) executive officer was over," Shinwari wrote on his Facebook page.