Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed on Friday (November 5) it had postponed the Afghanistan Test in Hobart scheduled for November 27 till the state of affairs in Afghanistan turns into ‘clearer’. CA in September threatened to scrap the check if the Taliban authorities, which took energy in August, didn’t permit girls and women to play the game.
“Following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, Cricket Australia and the Afghanistan Cricket Board have agreed to postpone the inaugural men’s test match against Afghanistan,” CA mentioned in a press release.
“CA is committed to support growing the game for women and men in Afghanistan and around the world, however, given the present uncertainty, CA felt it necessary to postpone the test match until a later time when the situation is clearer.”
We’ve confirmed updates to the ’21-22 schedule, together with postponement of the scheduled males’s Test towards Afghanistan.
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— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 5, 2021
Afghanistan’s exceptional rise in cricket lately has been the game’s greatest fairytale however the strife-torn nation dangers isolation following the nation’s Taliban takeover. The Afghan board has requested the help of different full members of the International Cricket Council as they appears to retain their place in world cricket.
Afghanistan’s standing is ready to be mentioned at an ICC assembly on the sidelines of the T20 World Cup within the United Arab Emirates. Taliban officers have mentioned they won’t repeat the cruel rule of their earlier authorities, which banned most ladies’ schooling and forbade girls from going out in public with out a male guardian.