Afg vs Aus
Afghanistan Cricket Team[photo: Twitter]

Cricket Australia has announced that the one-off test against Afghanistan in November will be postponed after the Taliban hasn’t allowed their countrywoman to play the game. The historic test was to be headlined as the first test between the two nations and a lot of excitement had taken over in the Afghanistan board.

However, the entry of the Taliban into the Afghanistan government had changed the entire management making it very clear women will not be allowed to play cricket. Australia had already proposed for postponing the one-off test as they had clearly shown their support towards women’s cricket and the development of women’s cricket.

Afghanistan women's cricket team.
Afghanistan women’s cricket team. Credits: ACB

CA Opts For Hosting Afghanistan Players In BBL This Season

Cricket Australia mentioned that they had to postpone the test to keep supporting the development of Afghanistan men’s and women’s cricket. However, they revealed that they would also look to include Afghanistan players in the upcoming Big Bash season.

“CA is committed to support growing the game for women and men in Afghanistan and around the world, however, given the present uncertainty, CA felt it necessary to postpone the Test match until a later time when the situation is clearer,”

“CA looks forward to hosting Afghanistan players in the BBL this season, who are great ambassadors for the game, and to hosting both the Afghanistan women’s and men’s team in the not too distant future.” CA told in a statement

Cricket Australia Confident Of Afghanistan Test Going Forward As Scheduled. Photo- CA
Cricket Australia. Photo- CA

Mohammad Nabi Looking Forward To The One-Off Test In The Future

Mohammad Nabi stated that he is relieved by the fact the one-off test is still not cancelled and is only postponed. However, he noted his disappointment for the test getting postponed and revealed that he is keen for future tours to Australia.

“It’s disappointing the Test match isn’t going ahead this year but I’m happy that the match is only postponed and not cancelled.
“My representative has been assured by Cricket Australia that they remain committed to the development of cricket in Afghanistan, so I look forward to hearing how we can work together in this regard.” Mohammad Nabi stated