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New Delhi: The Taliban have banned Afghan girls from collaborating in sports activities because the sporting actions would ‘expose their our bodies’. Ahmadullah Wasik, deputy head of Afghanistan’s Division of Tradition, acknowledged that in response to Islam, it’s obligatory for girls to cowl their head, face and physique.

Zee Information Editor-in-Chief Sudhir Chaudhary on Friday (September 10) mentioned if cricket diplomacy can tame the Taliban regime in Afghanistan or not.

After the Taliban’s resolution, the Australian Cricket Board has refused to play with the Afghanistan males’s cricket group. The Afghanistan males’s cricket group was scheduled to tour Australia for a Check match sequence this 12 months. However now this tour is prone to be cancelled as Australia have mentioned that they can not play cricket with Afghanistan till girls are allowed to play there. 

Now, it’s the flip of all of the cricket enjoying nations together with India to boycott Afghanistan. The choice to boycott Afghanistan must also have been taken by the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), which has to this point, not mentioned something on the difficulty.

That is to be famous that the ICC has not taken a stand at a time when solely three gamers of the Afghanistan girls’s cricket group have managed to flee to Canada, whereas the remainder of them are nonetheless in Afghanistan and the Taliban may also punish them for enjoying cricket.

In line with the principles of the ICC, if a rustic doesn’t have its girls’s cricket group, then that nation will not be thought-about ICC’s full-time member. The principles additionally state {that a} nation will solely be thought-about a everlasting member of the ICC when its girls’s cricket group has participated not less than as soon as within the ICC World Cup or a T20 World Cup within the final 4 years. 

It’s value noting that when ICC had made Afghanistan its full-time member in 2017, there was no Afghan girls’s cricket group at the moment. Nonetheless, the ICC had given the Afghanistan Cricket Board a spot in its record of everlasting nations. Even this time, the ICC could take the Afghanistan disaster as an exception and should not impose any restrictions on the Afghanistan Cricket Board. The explanation behind this may be the upcoming males’s T20 World Cup which goes to begin on October 17. 

The sport of cricket is performed in solely 12 nations, however the individuals who watch cricket are in 190 nations internationally. Due to this energy, cricket has proved to be an incredible instrument of protest on a number of events. For instance, India has repeatedly refused to play cricket with Pakistan on the difficulty of terrorism. The final bilateral sequence between the 2 nations had taken place nearly 8 years in the past in 2012-2013. That is regardless of the recognition of the matches between the 2 arch-rivals. Probably the most-watched match within the 2019 Cricket World Cup was between India and Pakistan because it was seen by about 33 crore individuals on completely different mediums on this planet. By way of revenue, this match was an excellent hit for the cricket boards of India and Pakistan together with the ICC. Nonetheless, maintaining the revenue apart, India has refused to play a cricket sequence with Pakistan. 

At present, if ICC needs, it may possibly be taught from India and ban the Afghanistan Cricket Board.

Other than this, the ICC may also put a ban on Afghanistan the way in which it had banned South Africa’s cricket group from 1970 to 1991. In 1968, the then Prime Minister of South Africa had stopped the England cricket group from visiting his nation as a result of a participant within the England group was black. At the moment apartheid was at its peak in South Africa and black gamers weren’t taken within the group. After this incident, all the main cricket boards had boycotted South Africa and the boycott remained there till Nelson Mandela was launched from jail within the 12 months 1990.

That is why the ICC ought to ban the Afghanistan Cricket Board the way in which it had banned South Africa.

At present, when a number of outstanding nations and their leaders don’t need to compete with the Taliban in Afghanistan, the cricket boards all over the world must also provoke it by boycotting Afghanistan.

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