Following Cricket Australia’s decision to pull its men’s team from a bilateral ODI series against Afghanistan in March due to the Taliban’s position banning university education for girls in the country, Rashid Khan, who plays for Adelaide Strikers, has threatened to quit the BBL.
“I am really disappointed to hear that Australia have pulled out of the series to play us in March,” Rashid said. “I take great pride in representing my country, and we have made great progress on the world stage. This decision from CA sets us back in that journey. If playing vs Afghanistan is so uncomfortable for Australia, then I wouldn’t want to make anyone uncomfortable with my presence in the BBL. Therefore, I will be strongly considering my future in that competition.”
Cricket! The only hope for the country.
Keep politics out of it. @CricketAus @BBL @ACBofficials ♥️ 🇦🇫 ♥️ pic.twitter.com/ZPpvOBetPJ
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) January 12, 2023
Rashid represented Strikers in eight games this season before departing to represent MI Cape Town in the SA20. Due to conflicting commitments, he wasn’t supposed to play in the BBL again this year.
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