Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between Australia and Afghanistan were scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Cricket Australia (CA) said on Thursday that the one-day international (ODI) series Australia was scheduled to play against Afghanistan in March has been postponed as a result of the Taliban’s increased restrictions on the rights of women and girls. This choice serves as a sobering reminder of the region’s continuous fight for gender equality.
The Taliban-led government in Afghanistan placed a broad ban on female education last month, preventing women from attending colleges and girls from enrolling in high school since March. Women have also been denied entry to parks and fitness centres. Afghan women’s rights have been severely impacted by this restrictive legislation, which prevents them from pursuing higher education and engaging in leisure activities.
Three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) between Australia and Afghanistan were scheduled to take place in the United Arab Emirates, but Cricket Australia (CA), in consultation with the Australian government, finally decided to call off the series. This choice was taken to ensure the security of all participants and personnel in the area in view of the continuing security issues there.
In anticipation of better conditions for women and girls in the nation, the Afghanistan Cricket Board and CA will continue to work together, according to the sporting organisation. “CA is committed to supporting growing the game for women and men around the world, including in Afghanistan,” the organisation said.