NO sports for the women in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s most popular sport is cricket. After the Taliban captured Kabul in mid-August, numerous female athletes left the country.

According to Ahmadulla Wasiq, vice-chairman of the Taliban’s cultural affairs committee, women will not be allowed to participate sports in Afghanistan. His stance that women should not be permitted to play cricket was voiced in an interview with SBS News. He explained that while playing the sport, their faces and bodies may be exposed, and Islam forbids them from doing so.

Source: jang.com.pk


“People will watch photographs and videos in the media age. Islam and the Islamic Emirate forbid women from playing cricket or any other sport where their faces or bodies are visible “- stated a Taliban official in Afghanistan. He noted that Islam only allows women to go out in public if they must, and sport is not a must.
The Taliban’s stance puts at risk a match between Afghanistan’s men’s cricket team and Australia’s national side, which Wasiq approved earlier this month. Because the International Cricket Council (ICC) requires that all 12 members have both men’s and women’s teams if they want to play similar matches.
The “Taliban” would not accept any compromise in this area and “would not betray Islamic beliefs,” according to the agency’s source.
Aussie Sports Minister Richard Colbeck slammed the Taliban’s move and urged the ICC to act. It’s unacceptable to ban women from sports, the sports leader stated.

Source: ekai.pl