Australia’s ODI series against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates in March has been cancelled as a result of Cricket Australia’s decision that the match could not go on as scheduled.
CA announced on Thursday that it would pull out of the three-match series after consulting with various stakeholders, including the Australian Government.
In a statement, CA stated that the choice was made in response to the Taliban’s recent announcement of additional limitations on the employment and education of women and girls.
In September 2021, the Taliban took over the Asian nation, and they immediately imposed restrictions on female athletes, which CA denounced.
“CA is committed to supporting growing the game for women and men around the world, including in Afghanistan, and will continue to engage with the Afghanistan Cricket Board in anticipation of improved conditions for women and girls in the country,” the CA statement read.
“We thank the Australian Government for its support on this matter.”
JUST IN: Australia’s ODI series against Afghanistan in March will not go ahead.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 12, 2023