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Cricket Australia does not cancel men’s cricket test against Afghanistan, despite the Taliban banning women’s cricket

Cricket Australia is confident that the next men’s test against Afghanistan will “never be canceled” but is likely to be postponed in the ongoing turmoil in countries in central and southern Central Asia. I admit.

Australia will meet Afghanistan on November 27 in Hobart’s Bellive Oval in a one-off test, but the country’s fierce political situation has questioned its equipment.

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Cricket Australia Test Captain Tim Pain and Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck have expressed concern about the state of women’s rights in the country under Tullivan.

In a statement released last month, the CA said that “there is no choice but to host Afghanistan” when reports of women being banned from playing cricket under the Taliban administration are substantiated.

“We don’t want to have relationships with countries that literally deprive half of our population of opportunities,” Payne said. Photo: Patrick Hamilton / AFPSource: AFP

However, at a media meeting at Cricket’s annual meeting in Australia, CA CEO Nick Hockley said the test could go on at some point, with details “relatively imminent.” Said it would be.

“We are working with the Australian Government and the ACB (Afghanistan Cricket Commission) to discuss the details,” he said.

“We aim to check the status of the test match relatively imminently.

“It certainly won’t be canceled. It’s likely to be postponed until it’s a little clearer, but we’re working on those details at this point.”

Afghanistan’s right to participate in the upcoming ICCT20 World Cup has also been questioned. To qualify as a full member of the ICC, each country must have an active women’s and men’s cricket program.

Afghanistan will be competing in the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from this month to next month. Photo: Prashant Bhoot / AFPSource: AFP

In September, Payne said it was “difficult” how Afghanistan could compete in the World Cup starting later this month, but Cricket Australia said it was not working on the World Cup at the ACB.

“ICC … that’s their position. Initially, we made it very clear that we are supporting the growth of women’s and men’s cricket around the world,” Hockley said.

“We are in regular contact with the Afghanistan Cricket Commission. We want to see cricket thrive in Afghanistan. We want to see women and men cricket thrive in Afghanistan. I am thinking.

“Our discussion is limited to the upcoming bilateral test match. It’s clearly not far away. What we’re trying to do is establish all the facts in the field. We also work very closely with the Australian Government. We have made our position very clear.

“As I said, we are working with all stakeholders, the ACB, the Australian Government and stakeholders to clarify that test match. This is what we do. Not too far from that.

“I can’t emphasize enough. We are serious about supporting cricket support and growth in Afghanistan for both women and men.”

Cricket Australia does not cancel men’s cricket test against Afghanistan, despite the Taliban banning women’s cricket

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