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Cricket Australia Withdraw the schedule of Afghanistan tour

Cricket Australia: After consulting with the Australian government. Cricket Australia decided to pull their men’s team from a scheduled three-ODI series against. Afghanistan that would played in the UAE in March.

Following the tour of India, Australia slated to play Afghanistan in the ICC Super League. However. Cricket Australia announced on Thursday. That it had left the series in response to a recent Taliban proclamation that it was forbidding girls from attending university, which ICC CEO Geoff Allardice called worrying.

Cricket Australia Statement

“Following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, including the Australian Government, Cricket Australia has decided that it is unable to proceed at this time with the upcoming ICC Super League three-match Men’s ODI series between Australia and Afghanistan scheduled for the UAE in March 2023,”.

“This decision follows the recent announcement by the Taliban of further restrictions on women’s and girls’ education and employment opportunities and their ability to access parks and gyms.

“CA is committed to supporting growing the game for women and men around the world. Including in Afghanistan, and will continue to engage with the Afghanistan Cricket Board. In anticipation of improved conditions for women and girls in the country.

“We thank the Australian Government for its support on this matter.”

ICC statement Cricket Australia

“We want to see men and women safely playing cricket in Afghanistan and have consistently held the view that the best way to achieve this is by supporting our Member. The Afghanistan Cricket Board. In its endeavours to develop the game in the country,”. An ICC spokesperson told ESPNcricinfo. “We are concerned by recent developments in Afghanistan and the ICC board will consider the implications of these developments at its next meeting and we remain in contact with other global sporting. Organisations who share our aim of seeing men and women playing sport in Afghanistan.”

Input : Espncricinfo

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