Nowroz Mangal was appointed as chief selector of Afghanistan on Tuesday.
Mangal, a former captain of the national team, announced his retirement from the international cricket but will play in domestic games.
He will replace Dawlat Ahmadzai who is moved to act as member of Discipline Committee.
The change comes after bowler Shapoor Zadran criticized Afghanistan Cricket Board for leaving him out of the tournaments.
“From now on, the Selection Committee is an independent, autonomous and professional committee,” said Shukrullah Atif Mashal, who took over as chairman of ACB last month. “They will select national squad for international games with full impartiality and will provide reasons for their selection.”
A middle-order batsman, Nowroz Mangal, 32, was in charge when the team became the first affiliate nation to gain ODI status at the 2009 World Cup Qualifiers.
During the press conference, ACB head also announced Hasti Gul Abid as new chief of Discipline Committee.