Protest against Taliban: Australia pulls out of ODI series against Afghanistan
New Delhi : Ever since Taliban government has taken the Afghanistan regime, there have been a lot of restrictions which have been imposed on women, especially in the field of education and jobs. The Australian men’s team was scheduled to play against Afghanistan in the ICC Super League for 3 ODIs, but on Thursday the team has pulled out from the ODI series.
Taliban ban on girls in school
In a recent move, Taliban had imposed a ban on young girls barring them from entering in the schools and the older ones were restricted from taking admissions in the Afghanistan University. The decision was heavily criticised across the world.
Cricket Australia has announced that after a deep discussion with the stakeholders they have decided to abandon the upcoming Australia versus Afghanistan ODI 3 match series under ICC Super League.
Cricket Australia statement
On Twitter, Cricket Australia wrote: "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."
Afghanistan men team is taking part in all ICC events
For those who are unaware, from 1996 to 2001 Taliban was ruling Afghanistan and that time also women were banned from all kind of sports and educations. The stadiums were used to give death penalties to the culprits. In November 2021, Australia was scheduled to play a Test match against Afghanistan, but after Taliban’s attack, the match was abandoned. It must be noted that even after Taliban’s takeover again in 2021, Afghanistan has been appearing in ICC tournaments. In the recently concluded T20 World Cup Afghanistan men team were seen playing.
Death threat to women athletes
The Taliban government is adamant on stopping all education and sport activities for women. And in the same regards, they have also issued death threats to women athletes who will be found not obeying the orders.