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Australia, a powerhouse of the game, has by no means performed a Check in opposition to Afghanistan regardless of the Worldwide Cricket Council granting Check match standing to Afghanistan in 2017.

In September, CA warned that the match, which was because of be hosted in Hobart on November 27, couldn’t go forward if the Taliban banned girls from taking part in the game.
“CA is dedicated to help rising the sport for ladies and men in Afghanistan and around the globe, nevertheless, given the current uncertainty, CA felt it essential to postpone the Check match till a later time when the state of affairs is clearer,” the governing physique stated in a assertion.
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CA welcomed the inclusion of particular person Afghan gamers in Australia’s home Twenty20 cricket competitors set for the southern hemisphere summer season.

“CA seems to be ahead to internet hosting Afghanistan gamers within the BBL [Big Bash League] this season, who’re nice ambassadors for the sport, and to internet hosting each the Afghanistan girls’s and males’s group within the not too distant future,” it added.

In November 2020, the Afghanistan Cricket Board introduced it had awarded 25 feminine cricket contracts.

Nonetheless, following the Taliban takeover of the nation, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural fee Ahmadullah Wasiq instructed Australia’s SBS Information that Afghan girls mustn’t play cricket and different sports activities through which they might be “uncovered.”

The Worldwide Cricket Council requires its 12 full members — which incorporates Afghanistan — to have a nationwide girls’s group.

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