New Delhi: At the end of March 2023, a three-match ODI series was to be played between Australia and Afghanistan (Australia vs Afghanistan ODI Series) in UAE. But, now the Australian Cricket Board (Cricket Australia) has refused to play this series. The Australia Cricket Board has taken this big step opposing some decisions of the Taliban.
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Australia’s team will tour India in February. Where she is going to play a series of four Tests and three ODIs. After this, the Kangaroo team was about to play a three ODI series against Afghanistan in the UAE. But, now the Australia Cricket Board refused to play this series.
Cricket Australia 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. pic.twitter.com/cgQ2p21X2Q
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) January 12, 2023
It is known that Taliban is ruling in Afghanistan. There, many restrictions have been imposed on women and girls. They do not even have the right to work outside the home along with studies. Not only this, the entry of girls in sports has also been banned. Opposing this decision of the Taliban, the Australian Cricket Board has decided not to play the cricket series.
In a statement issued by the Australian Board, CA is committed to the inclusion and development of women and men in the sport around the world, including Afghanistan. Also in constant touch with the Afghanistan Cricket Board to improve the status of women and girls in their country.
CA has also thanked its Australian government for the support. He said, ‘Thank you for supporting our decision (to cancel the series from Afghanistan).’