KABUL – Girls in Afghanistan is not going to be allowed to play cricket or any sport beneath the brand new administration, the deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural fee stated Wednesday.
In an interview with the Australian broadcaster SBS, the Taliban’s cultural fee head, Ahmadullah Wasiq, stated “women’s sport was considered neither appropriate nor necessary”.
“I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket,” he opined saying “In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered and Islam does not allow women to be seen like this”.
Defending his stance, the official stated “it’s the information age and there will be photos and videos all over which people watch it. Islam and the Islamic Emirate Afghanistan do not allow women to play cricket or play the kind of sports where they get exposed.”
Following the event, Australia’s cricket board introduced to cancel the check match towards the Afghanistan males’s workforce if Taliban officers don’t enable ladies to play the game.
A press release issued by Cricket Australia cited “Our vision for cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game unequivocally for women at every level”.