According to media reports, the first Test match between Afghanistan and Australia was scheduled at the Hobart Cricket Ground in November this year. It has now been postponed. Australia has delayed the scheduled Test match against Afghanistan after the Taliban ban on the women’s cricket team.
Taliban Ban on the Women’s Cricket Team!!
Australia confirmed the postponement of the Test match against Afghanistan. Cricket Australia took the position that the decision was taken in protest of the Taliban government’s suspension of women’s cricket and took all stakeholders into confidence.
The Afghanistan women’s team was also scheduled to play a Test in Brisbane this month, with Afghan captain Mohammad Bani expressing disappointment over Cricket Australia’s decision. Earlier, the Australian Cricket Board had made the hosting of the Afghanistan cricket team conditional on the support of the Afghan women’s cricket team.
The Taliban government has already allowed the Afghan cricket team to play Test matches in Australia. Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, confirmed in September that a historic Test match between Afghanistan and Australia was scheduled. Will be played accordingly. It is worth mentioning that the only Test match between the two teams was to be played last year. But it was postponed due to the global epidemic of Corona. Stay tuned for more updates.