The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to opt for a wait-and-watch approach for Afghanistan cricket. However, the future of the game in the country will be discussed in the forthcoming meeting, as confirmed by ICC acting chief executive Geoff Allardice. In a virtual news conference ahead of the Twenty20 World Cup, Allardice explained that the “primary function is to support the development of cricket in that country through the member board and they are waiting to see how things unfold in the war-torn country.”
The Australian Cricket has threatened not to hos one-off test in Hobart if Afghanistan continues to impose restrictions on women’s cricket. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is awaiting the instructions of the Afghan government for women’s cricket. The Australian Test cricket captain, Time Paine said that teams possibly refuse to play against Afghanistan in T20 World Cup. He said, “As far as their participation in the event, it’s proceeding as normal.”
The Afghan cricket team is training in Qatar and will start the Twenty20 World campaign in Sharjah on Oct 25.
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