(ANSA) – SYDNEY, Nov. 5 – The Australian Cricket Association has postponed its first friendly match between its national team and the Afghan national team, after the ruling Taliban regime banned women from exercising discipline.
Australian cricket authorities, after consulting with “relevant stakeholders”, said they had decided not to take the men’s test, which was due to take place in Hobart on November 27. The decision, as stated in a note from Cricket Australia, was “agreed” with the Afghan Federation (Afghan Cricket Council).
Australian cricketers have indicated they want the match to be called off if the ban on women remains in place.
Cricket Australia explains that it “looks forward to hosting players from Afghanistan, great ambassadors for the sport, this season, and to welcome the women’s and men’s teams into the not too distant future.”
The Afghan men’s national team is currently playing in the T20 World Cup and has won against Namibia and Scotland. (Dealing).
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