New Delhi. Cricket will not be banned under the Taliban regime. At least for now it seems so. After taking power in Afghanistan, the Taliban allowed the country’s cricket team to play a Test match against Australia in November. Hamid Shinwari, chief executive of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, told AFP. It raises hopes that international cricket matches will continue under the Taliban regime.
Afghanistan will play its only Test in Hobart from November 27 to December 1 this year. This match was only supposed to be held last year. But the match could not be held due to travel ban due to Corona. This will be Afghanistan’s first match in Australia.
Afghanistan U-1 team will visit Bangladesh
Before the tour of Australia, Afghanistan will be seen in the T20 World Cup to be held in the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to November 15. ACB chief executive Shinwari also confirmed that Afghanistan’s under-1 cricket team will visit Bangladesh later this month.
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The Taliban is trying to change its image
The Taliban had previously seized power in Afghanistan in 1996. He had the reins of the country in his hands for 5 years. This organization then completely banned most of the means of entertainment. It also included many sports. The stadium was then used to publicly punish someone. Even during this period, this extremist Islamic organization did not impose any restrictions on cricket. This game is also very popular among its fighters.
The Taliban have vowed not to impose strict Islamic law on the country after seizing the capital, Kabul, last month.
Taliban to support cricket: ACB
Cricket and other sports were expected to be affected by the Taliban regime after the withdrawal of US and NATO forces from Afghanistan. But Afghanistan Cricket Board officials have repeatedly said that cricket will continue to receive support from the Taliban. Recently, however, Afghanistan’s home ODI series against Pakistan has been canceled due to corona problems and travel arrangements. The series moved to Sri Lanka.
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