Australia Take a look at captain Tim Paine believes it will be “not possible” for Afghanistan to compete in subsequent month’s T20 World Cup as different international locations may refuse to play towards them following Taliban’s ban on girls’s cricket within the war-ravaged nation.
Quickly after forming the interim authorities, the Taliban banned girls from enjoying cricket or any others sports activities, casting doubts over Afghanistan males’s group Take a look at standing. As per ICC guidelines, all Take a look at enjoying nations will need to have a girls’s group as nicely.
Paine backed the choice of Cricket Australia (CA) which all however confirmed on Thursday that the lads group’s season-opening Take a look at towards Afghanistan, slated to start out on November 27, can be scrapped as a result of Taliban’s order.
“I don’t suppose we need to be related to international locations which are taking alternatives or issues off actually half their inhabitants,” Paine was quoted as saying on SEN radio.
“I’d think about it’s not possible (for Afghanistan to participate) if groups are pulling out of enjoying towards them and governments are usually not letting them journey to our shores.
“How a group like that may be allowed to play in an ICC-sanctioned occasion goes to be very, very exhausting to see,” he added.
The ICC has flagged it received’t focus on the problem till a board assembly in November, though stress from members might doubtlessly expedite issues.
“It’s unhappy. We’ve heard nothing from the ICC, which is fascinating given there’s a T20 World Cup in simply over a month’s time,” Paine stated.
Afghanistan named its T20 World Cup squad on Thursday with Rashid Khan because the skipper, however the star spinner instantly resigned from captaincy, stating he was not consulted earlier than selecting the 15-member aspect.
The T20 World Cup can be held within the UAE and Oman from October 17 to November 14.