Afghanistan Cricket Board awaits Taliban’s decision on the future of women’s cricket 

Afghanistan Cricket Chiefs are still waiting for the decision by the Taliban if their women’s cricket  team will be allowed to play or not

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) still await the conformations and decision of the future of the women’s game from the country’s newly formed government after gaining power when Western-backed government lost power and led to the collapse due to the withdrawal of US forces three weeks back. 

 

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Almost two decades ago, the last time when Afghanistan was ruled by the Taliban, women were banned from working and girls were not allowed to attend school and receive an education. 

 

“Its future will be decided by the new government. We are still in an emergency state in the country. Whenever we get to a normal state, that decision will be made.” said the Afghanistan Cricket Board chief executive Hamid Shinwari as reported by Reuters 

 

The women’s team of Afghanistan were disbanded a few years back due to safety concerts having just been formed in 2010. Later the ACB had revived the squad and gave our pro contracts to 25 players last year.

 

While women’s future in cricket is still unclear, the men’s team will be competing in the T20 World Cup that will be held in the UAE and Oman before heading to Australia for a possible one-off test.

Earlier today it was announced that The Australian men’s team will not host the Afghan men’s cricket team at Hobart later this year if the Taliban regime refuses to support women’s cricket. 

 

The ACB is looking to hold a pre World Cup training camp for the men’s team in Qatar or the UAE for their head coach Lance Klusener along with the bowling coach Shaun Tait to join the squad while reports suggest that the Taliban are set to ban Afghan women in sports.