Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chairman Azizullah Fazli has mentioned the Taliban-led authorities has not “officially” banned ladies’s sport, particularly cricket, as he turned down hypothesis’s concerning the newly shaped setup having issues with feminine participation in sports activities.
“We have spoken to the top Taliban government officials and their stance is that there is officially no ban on women’s sport, especially women’s cricket,” Fazli instructed Al Jazeera.
Following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, there have been issues concerning ladies’s sports activities within the nation, with a number of feminine athletes fleeing Kabul.
Fazli instructed the publication that the Taliban didn’t have a “problem” with ladies’s participation in sports activities and that there was no official coverage of stopping them from partaking in it.
“But what we need to keep in mind is our religion and culture. If women adhere to that [attire], there is no problem in them taking part in sporting activities. Islam doesn’t allow women to wear shorts like the other teams do while playing football especially. That’s something we need to keep in mind,” the ACB chief mentioned.
On the nation’s preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, he mentioned the group had been coaching for the final two months, even after the group took over Kabul. “They said they support cricket and are fully behind the development of the game.”
Fazli mentioned the Taliban had assured him there could be “no political interference” in cricket and different sports activities.
Talking concerning the scenario within the nation, he mentioned it was “great”, as there was no ongoing combating — other than remoted occasions. The ACB chief mentioned earlier than the group took cost, a number of folks have been killed every day.
“The security situation is great and the future is bright from Afghanistan cricket,” Fazli mentioned.
On ICC’s evaluate of Afghanistan’s full member standing, the ACB chief mentioned the worldwide cricket physique had granted Kabul the standing again in 2017 — and it had no clause of expulsion in case there was no ladies’s group.
“We do want to have the team, of course,” he added.