Cricket Australia has recently made an announcement that Cricket Australia has withdrawn its name from the One Day series which was to be played against Afghanistan, the main reason given by Australia and in that the Taliban restrictions. It has been told that a few months ago Taliban had captured the power of Afghanistan and now they are running their restrictions there.
Cricket Australia Statement-
In a statement, Cricket Australia clarified that the ban on women and girls seeking education and employment under the Taliban regime, including Afghanistan’s national women’s team, is the reason for their call not to attend a bilateral series between two male sides.
“CA is committed to promoting the sport for women and men around the world, including in Afghanistan, and will continue to work with the Afghanistan Cricket Board in hopes of better conditions for women and girls in the country,” the statement said.
JUST IN: Australia’s ODI series against Afghanistan in March will not go ahead.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2023
The Taliban took over Afghanistan back in September 2021 and banned female participation in the Games. As it stands, Afghanistan is the only country with Test playing status that does not have an active women’s team.
That is, Cricket Australia wants to say or has given a befitting reply that if you ban the girls and women there that they cannot play or study, then we are not with you, we do not want to play cricket with you.
And for this, Cricket Australia also thanked the Australian government very much and said thank you that you insisted on this and took a good decision, we appreciate you.