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Afghan Cricket Board calls on Australia not to cancel historic match

Australia, a powerhouse of the game, has by no means performed a check match towards Afghanistan, regardless of the International Cricket Council granting check match standing to Afghanistan in 2017.
This week, Cricket Australia (CA) said it could be compelled to cancel the match if the Taliban banned ladies from taking part in the game.

In a Friday assertion, ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari mentioned cancelling the sport would not change the “tradition and spiritual values” of Afghanistan.

Shinwari famous the latest elevated participation of Afghan ladies in cricket, however argued the Taliban’s spiritual opposition to ladies taking part in it was “not considerably totally different” to the attitudes of the Karzai and Ghani governments.

If different nations adopted Australia in boycotting the Afghan group, cricket “could stop to exist in Afghanistan,” Shinwari warned.

Shinwari praised the ICC for having “the forethought to acknowledge and settle for all we now have been doing to develop cricket within the cultural, spiritual and altering political environments of our nation” and known as on CA to present the identical “thought-about, balanced, ‘cricket diplomacy’.”

“Agreeing to host this check match could be a treasured reward to the individuals of Afghanistan by Cricket Australia. It would construct relationships, slightly than shut minds,” Shinwari wrote, labelling Australia’s risk to cancel the sport a “knee jerk response.”

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