Taliban leaders claim that women should not be permitted to play cricket because they may not be able to conceal their faces and bodies in various scenarios.
As a result, Cricket Australia has threatened to call off the Test match against Afghanistan set for November 27.
”I don’t think women should be permitted to play cricket,” said Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s culture commission, in an interview with Australia’s SBS News.
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“In cricket, people may find themselves in a scenario where their face and body are exposed. The Taliban official was cited by SBS News as saying, “Islam does not allow women to be viewed like this.”
“We live in the media era, so there will be photos and films, and people will view them. Women are not allowed to play cricket or other sports that expose them under Islam or the Islamic Emirate, he continued.The head of the Taliban’s culture commission stated that because to the opposition’s reaction, there will be no tolerance for violations of Islamic norms. He went on to say that women should only leave the house when absolutely essential.
“If recent media reports that women’s cricket would not be supported in Afghanistan are proven, Cricket Australia will have no choice but to not host Afghanistan for the proposed Test Match due to be played in Hobart,” Cricket Australia said in response to the statement.
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