‘Formally no ban on ladies’s sport, particularly cricket’: ACB chief

Newly appointed Afghanistan cricket chairman Azizullah Fazli. Screengrab by way of YouTube/ TOLOnews
  • ACB chief says Taliban are absolutely “behind growth” of cricket.
  • Taliban shouldn’t have “downside” with ladies’s participation in sports activities, he says.
  • The scenario in Afghanistan is “nice”, there isn’t a combating, he provides.

Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chairman Azizullah Fazli has stated the Taliban-led authorities has not “formally” banned ladies’s sport, particularly cricket, as he turned down hypothesis’s in regards to the newly fashioned setup having issues with feminine participation in sports activities.

“Now we have spoken to the highest Taliban authorities officers and their stance is that there’s formally no ban on ladies’s sport, particularly ladies’s cricket,” Fazli advised Al Jazeera.

Following the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, there have been considerations relating to ladies’s sports activities within the nation, with a number of feminine athletes fleeing Kabul.

Fazli advised the publication that the Taliban didn’t have a “downside” with ladies’s participation in sports activities and that there was no official coverage of stopping them from partaking in it.

“However what we’d like to remember is our faith and tradition. If ladies adhere to that [attire], there isn’t a downside in them participating in sporting actions. Islam doesn’t permit ladies to put on shorts like the opposite groups do whereas taking part in soccer particularly. That’s one thing we’d like to remember,” the ACB chief stated.

On the nation’s preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup, he stated the workforce had been coaching for the final two months, even after the group took over Kabul. “They stated they assist cricket and are absolutely behind the event of the sport.”

Fazli stated the Taliban had assured him there could be “no political interference” in cricket and different sports activities.

Talking in regards to the scenario within the nation, he stated it was “nice”, as there was no ongoing combating — aside from remoted occasions. The ACB chief stated earlier than the group took cost, a number of folks have been killed each day.

“The safety scenario is nice and the longer term is vibrant from Afghanistan cricket,” Fazli stated.

On ICC’s assessment of Afghanistan’s full member standing, the ACB chief stated the worldwide cricket physique had granted Kabul the standing again in 2017 — and it had no clause of expulsion in case there was no ladies’s workforce.

“We do wish to have the workforce, in fact,” he added.

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