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Big blow to Afghanistan cricket

Just before the T20 World Cup 2021, Afghanistan Cricket is going through several major blows. As the board (AFG) unveiled the 15-player squad for the big event choosing leg-spinner, Rashid Khan, as the captain, Rashid refrained from leading the team following his ‘exclusion’ whilst picking and finalizing the squad.

It is not only Afghanistan but the similar politics, whilst selecting the Wt20 squad, have proceeded to major conflicts. Out of these ‘conflicts’ a few get on screened officially, a few were reported reliably, whereas many must have stayed behind the curtains.

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Later, one of the Taliban spokespeople revealed that the leadership rights now have been transferred to Mohammad Nabi. Nabi is glad to embrace the new role as he posted,

Here is the complete squad:

Afghanistan T20 World Cup Squad: Rashid Khan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Asghar Afghan, Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Shahzad, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Karim Janat, Gulbadin Naib, Naveen ul Haq, Hamid Hassan, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Qais Ahmed

Moreover, according to reliable sources, the future of the Afghanistan women’s cricket team is in doubt following the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan. According to Taliban views, it is not necessary for women to play as it portrays their face and body.

A source does not think women would be allowed to play cricket because it was “not necessary” and it would be against Islam if women players faced a situation where their face and body might be “uncovered”.

A representative of Australia threatened that if they will not allow their women to play cricket, CA may cancel upcoming Australia vs Afghanistan one-off Test scheduled for 27th November.

Also, see:

Imran Tahir, Du Plessis fail to make it to South Africa Wt20 squad

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