Cricket Australia (CA) warned to cancel the Take a look at match towards Afghanistan in November if girls will not be allowed to play the game beneath the Taliban regime.
The up to date stance from CA follows the developments on Wednesday the place the Taliban indicated that girls wouldn’t be capable to take part in sport, together with cricket.
In a statement launched on Thursday, Cricket Australia confirmed it might be unable to proceed with the deliberate Take a look at at Hobart’s Blundstone Enviornment from November 27 if information studies of Taliban views on the ladies’s sport have been true.
“Driving the expansion of ladies’s cricket globally is extremely essential to Cricket Australia,” the assertion stated.
“Our imaginative and prescient for cricket is that it’s a sport for all and we assist the sport unequivocally for girls at each stage.”
“If latest media studies that girls’s cricket won’t be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would haven’t any different however to not host Afghanistan for the proposed Take a look at Match resulting from be performed in Hobart,” it added.
The ICC has stated that Afghanistan’s standing within the worldwide sport might be mentioned at their subsequent board assembly however that isn’t scheduled till November, which raises additional questions on their participation within the T20 World Cup.
Afghanistan is the one Full Member to have obtained that standing with out having an operational girls’s staff in place. Final 12 months, the Afghanistan Cricket Board had introduced their first contracts for girls as they seemed to construct a staff.