Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Hamid Shinwari stated that cricket hasn’t been halted by any means in the country despite the crisis going inside the nation. Afghanistan has been facing some seriously tough times as the Taliban, a militant group inside the country has taken over the whole nation under their control.
The government has collapsed and there were lots of doubts over the participation of Afghanistan in any bilateral series or the big tournaments. They have worked very hard to attain this stature in cricket and they would be looking to keep moving forward in terms of the game’s development in the country.
BCCI And ICC Are Keeping A Close Track Of Us – Hamid Shinwari
The Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO mentioned that they will certainly take part in the upcoming T20 Worldcup and they will also play the series against Pakistan as per the schedule. Afghanistan and Pakistan were set to play three ODI internationals in UAE but the remaining IPL season had been shifted to the nation and hence, the Pakistan and Afghanistan series will take place in Sri Lanka in Hambantota.
“We will be playing a series vs Pakistan, we are also good to go for the T20 World Cup.
“With BCCI and other boards, we have a really good relationship. ICC is also in touch with us. They are keeping a close track. As of now, there is no problem with cricket,” said CEO of Afghanistan Cricket Board Hamid Shinwari.
Cricket Will Not Be An Issue Feels Hamid Shinwari
Hamid Shinwari reckoned that Cricket will not be an issue during the Taliban rule as they have allowed it in the past. Wome’s cricket was banned during the early Taliban regime and there is no confirmation on it yet from the Afghanistan cricket board.
“Cricket was not an issue during the Taliban regime before and it will not be an issue now. I don’t remember any incident caused by the Taliban over cricket,” he added
Meanwhile, It is very sad that Afghanistan’s young sports athletes have been trying to get out of the country by holding on to the flight’s outer region and have lost their lives at the Kabul airport.