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Australia players back board’s stance on Afghanistan Test if Taliban ban women from cricket: Aaron Finch

Australia’s gamers help the nation’s board over its risk to name off a take a look at with Afghanistan if the Taliban regime ban girls from enjoying cricket, white ball captain Aaron Finch mentioned on Wednesday.

Governing physique Cricket Australia mentioned it might cancel the Nov. 27 take a look at in Hobart if studies girls within the South Asian nation could be banned from enjoying the sport have been substantiated.

“It’s a very difficult time little question, however we’re supportive of Cricket Australia’s place,” Finch informed reporters in a media name.

The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) mentioned final month it was dedicated to girls’s cricket although it was awaiting directions from the federal government on its future.

The Afghanistan’s males’s squad is making ready for the Twenty20 World Cup in United Arab Emirates and Oman beginning on Oct. 17.

Australia’s take a look at captain Tim Paine mentioned final month groups may refuse to play Afghanistan on the World Cup and questioned how the Worldwide Cricket Council, the game’s international governing physique, may sanction their participation within the event.

The ICC will talk about Afghanistan and girls’s cricket at its subsequent board assembly in the course of the World Cup.

Finch declined to say whether or not Australia would really feel comfy enjoying the Afghans on the World Cup the place they’d not meet until each groups advance to a minimum of the semi-finals.

“That’s an ICC choice,” he mentioned.”We’re hopeful that issues can resolve itself and Afghanistan can play an enormous half in worldwide cricket.

“We’ve seen how essential they’re, the event of their recreation in Afghanistan little question is large.”

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