Australia has refused to play the men’s ODI series against Afghanistan in March because of the Taliban regime’s restrictions on women and girls in Afghanistan. The three-match series was to be played in the United Arab Emirates.
Cricket Australia said it took the decision after consultation with all relevant stakeholders, including the Australian government.
Rashid Khan threatens to QUIT the Big Bash League
Reacting to this, Afghan spinner Rashid Khan has said that he is thinking of leaving Australia’s T20 League Big Bash (BBL). He has issued a warning in this regard.
“I am proud to represent my country and we have achieved great success at the world level,” said the Adelaide Strikers bowler.
N said that cricket should be kept away from politics and Cricket Australia’s decision has ‘set us back.
“If playing against Afghanistan is unsettling Australia, I don’t want to unsettle anyone with my presence in the BBL. So I am seriously thinking about my future in this competition.
Some foreign players, including former English captain Michael Vaughan, have supported Rashid Khan’s stance.