With the commemoration of 30 years of the Convention on Rights of the Child, it was announced that star cricketer and sports icon Rashid Khan has now been made the UNICEF Afghanistan national ambassador.
Rashid Khan Arman, the star bowler of Afghan national cricket team has become an indispensable member for the team. He flaunts an elusive contract from the Indian Premier League.
In February 2017, Rashid fetched the highest bid for any Associate nation player ever, eventually having been bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 4 crore at the same auction that abandoned world’s top-ranked limited-overs bowler Imran Tahir, 38 then, red-faced with no bids whatsoever.
Rashid made his One-Day International debut for Afghanistan against Zimbabwe in October 2015, and rallied on to make his Twenty20 International debut against the same team later that month.
Khan becoming an ambassador for UNICEF is another feather in his cap, as he will be a committed icon and advocate of human rights. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (commonly abbreviated as the CRC or UNCRC) is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. The Convention defines a child as any human being under the age of eighteen, unless the age of majority is attained earlier under national legislation. Afghanistan is a party to the convention.