Afghanistan Cricket Board(ACB) preparing a comprehensive proposal for obtaining the International Cricket Council (ICC) full membership, it said in a statement Sunday.
"The ACB Chief Shukrullah Atif Mashal, in a special meeting has ordered a committee made of the board certain officials to prepare a comprehensive proposal and consider all criteria for obtaining ICC full membership," the ACB statement said.
"The prepared proposal will be assessed by the ACB officials before submitting it to ICC," it said.
Afghanistan has played bilateral series against two ICC full member so far including Zimbabwe and Bangladesh, The ODI and T20I series against Zimbabwe (Jan. 2016) ended in favor of Afghan team, however, Afghanistan showed good fight in the three ODI matches against Bangladesh (Oct. 2016), ending the series with 1-2.
"The national team has defeated the ICC full members, hence it is very important to get the membership," it added.
The associate teams including Afghanistan holding the One-day International(ODI) and Twenty20 International(T20I) status. However, by the taking ICC full membership, they will be able to play official test matches against all cricket-playing nations.
Currently, Afghanistan is ranked 10th in (ODIs) and 9th T20I.
It comes after, the ACB Chief Executive, Shafiq Stanikzai had said that they would be the most frustrated nation if they do not get ICC full membership. He had said Afghanistan is reading and deserves it.