Afghanistan cricket: Australia will cancel males’s Take a look at if girls’s crew banned

Afghan girls play cricket at a school in Herat in 2013


Scenes like this one at a school in Herat in 2013 may not be allowed under Taliban rule in Afghanistan

Cricket Australia (CA) will cancel its men’s Test match with Afghanistan if reports that the women’s team cannot play under Taliban rule are true.

On Wednesday, the International Cricket Council said it was concerned by Taliban cultural commission deputy head Ahmadullah Wasiq’s comments.

Wasiq told Australian broadcaster SBS News: “I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket.”

CA said they “support the game unequivocally” for women at all levels.

“If recent media reports that women’s cricket will not be supported in Afghanistan are substantiated, Cricket Australia would have no alternative but to not host Afghanistan for the proposed test match due to be played in Hobart,” they added.

Australia were scheduled to host their first ever Test against Afghanistan from 26 November ahead of the Ashes series with England, which begins on 8 December.

The men’s team has already received…