Australia threatens to cancel Afghanistan cricket match until Taliban permits ladies to play sport
The Taliban mentioned shortly after taking energy that the schedule for the Afghanistan males’s crew wouldn’t be interrupted, main Cricket Australia to announce earlier this month that it nonetheless hoped to host the landmark match on Nov 27.
On Thursday, Cricket Australia mentioned that driving the expansion of ladies’s cricket globally was “extremely essential” to the organisation.
“Our imaginative and prescient for cricket is that it’s a sport for all and we assist the sport unequivocally for girls at each stage,” it mentioned.
“If latest media reviews that girls’s cricket won’t be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would don’t have any different however to not host Afghanistan for the proposed Check match because of be performed in Hobart.”
Throughout their first stint in energy, the Taliban banned most types of leisure – together with many sports activities – and stadiums doubled as public execution venues.
Regardless of the Taliban’s promise to implement a much less strict model of Islamic legislation this time, the United Nations mentioned that girls in Afghanistan are being prohibited from leaving house with out a male relative and, in some areas, stopped from working.
The Australian Cricketers’ Affiliation (ACA) mentioned that it “unequivocally” supported Cricket Australia’s place.
“What is occurring now in Afghanistan is a human rights problem that transcends the sport of cricket,” the ACA mentioned in an announcement posted to Twitter.
“And whereas we might like to see gamers equivalent to Rashid Khan play in opposition to Australia, internet hosting this Check match can’t be thought of if that very same alternative to play the sport is denied to Roya Samim and her teammates.”