Strain can be placed on Afghanistan to assist girls’s cricket: Ramiz Raja

Raja is a part of an Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) working group reviewing the state of the sport in Afghanistan.

Ramiz Raja. (Photograph Supply: Twitter/PCB)

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja reckons Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) can be pressurized to assist girls’s cricket. The return to Taliban rule in Afghanistan has led to the prospect of ladies being forbidden to play cricket or any form of out of doors sport. Notably, Afghanistan are one in every of 12 full members of the Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC), which apparently means their males can play Take a look at cricket.

Nonetheless, it’s additionally necessary for the Take a look at-playing nations to have a girls’s group. Because the Taliban rule doesn’t assist the identical, ACB have discovered themselves in scorching waters on many events. In truth, the nationwide group’s historic Take a look at match in opposition to Australia, which was scheduled to go underway on November 27, was additionally postponed as a result of similar motive.

As Raja is a part of an Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) working group reviewing the state of the sport in Afghanistan, he has a detailed eye on the nation’s cricket actions. Talking of the prospect of ladies’s cricket in Afghanistan, Raja mentioned ACB wants time however indicated, they are going to ultimately be required to assist girls’s cricket.

Afghanistan cricket is in a tough scenario

“Like all people else, we’re giving them time. They’re in a tough scenario. It’s a tricky one for Afghanistan to reply proper now. Strain can be placed on Afghanistan. I’m positive they should resolve within the subsequent six months how they cope with the ICC,” Raja was quoted as saying by girls’s cricket.

Notably, BBC, in September this yr, reported that Afghanistan’s girl’s group was hiding in Kabul because the Taliban members had been on the lookout for them. Talking additional on the matter, Raja mentioned ICC can solely wait as of now and keep watch over ACB’s method.

“Issues are nonetheless in a state of flux in Afghanistan. Wait and watch is the coverage of the world and that’s the coverage of the ICC. It was determined that Afghanistan cricket expertise shouldn’t be harm in any respect as a result of they’ve some fabulous gamers, so all of their funding will proceed. Albeit there can be extra eyes watching how they spend that cash,” mentioned Raja, who performed 57 Checks and 198 one-day internationals for Pakistan.

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