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ICC worries as women’s cricket stalls in Taliban-ruled Afghanistan


The first Women’s U-19 World Cup is going to start in two days. Among the ICC’s full member nations, only Afghanistan is absent from the 16-team tournament. That’s not surprising, though. Under-19 team is far away, there is no news of their national team! After the Taliban came to power, girls’ cricket activities in Afghanistan came to a complete halt. After many days of observation, the ICC finally calls the situation ‘worrisome’.

ICC Chief Executive Jeff Allardyce has said that Afghan cricket will be discussed at the next board meeting in March.

One of the conditions for receiving ICC funding and other facilities as a full member is to keep women’s cricket fully active. Currently, Afghanistan is the only full member country that does not adhere to this condition for women’s cricket.



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