The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is committed to promoting females’s game in the nation and is positive their one-off Examination against Australia in November will certainly go ahead, brand-new chairman Azizullah Fazli has actually informed Reuters.
The ACB anxieties being separated after Cricket Australia (CA) threatened to junk an Examination match versus the men’s group if Afghanistan’s brand-new Taliban federal government did not enable females to play the sporting activity.
The Australian board claimed driving the development of ladies’s cricket was “unbelievably vital” to it however Fazli said the CA interaction was the result of a “misunderstanding” that was being cleared.
” We formally talked with them and also the concern regarding the Examination suit will be fixed,” Fazli stated.
A Cricket Australia representative validated they remained in “routine discussion with the ACB” however said that, as things stand, the board’s position on the Hobart Examination had not changed from recently.
The row was triggered when a Taliban agent recently told Australian broadcaster SBS that he did not think women would be permitted to play cricket because it was “not required” and would protest Islam.
Fazli, who returned as the ACB chairman last month in the first major cricket advancement in the nation given that the Taliban took control, said he was still waiting for instructions from the government on the future of females’s cricket.
” The brand-new government of Afghanistan is concentrating on its top priority programmes,” the administrator stated.
” They haven’t informed us anything regarding ladies cricket (yet) we are devoted to maintaining and sustaining women cricket.”
When the Taliban last ruled Afghanistan two decades back, women were not allowed to go to school and also women were outlawed from work and also education.
The regulating International Cricket Council (ICC) will certainly review the issue at its following board meeting in November.
Australia Examination captain Tim Paine stated recently that other countries could reject to play Afghanistan in the men’s Twenty20 Globe Mug, which starts next month, because of the issue.
Fazli dismissed such a possibility.
” There’s no danger to Afghanistan’s participation in the T20 Globe Cup,” he claimed.
” We are already starting our camp preparation. As a full-member group, our international connections with various other full-member nations is great.”
The ACB likewise found themselves in an awkward situation recently when Rashid Khan stepped down as captain of the Twenty20 World Mug squad, stating the selectors had not consulted him prior to picking the group.
Fazli stated fellow all-rounder Mohammad Nabi would currently lead the side in the showpiece event in the United Arab Emirates.
” Mohammad Nabi is an elderly team player, as well as currently he is the captain,” he included. “He knows his team members effectively.”