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The Taliban Ban Cricket in Afghanistan

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The Indian Premier League Cricket has been banned from broadcasting by the Taliban in Afghanistan due to ‘anti Islamic content’.  Going further as to the reasoning the Talliban said that there were images of dancing women and women not wearing a burka.

Afghanistan national tv complied and did not broadcast the IPL.  It has been reported that many female athletes have ‘gone into hiding’ since the takeover last month.   Afghan cricketers that were competing in this years Big Bash League may have to rethink their schedules.  Bashir Ahmad Rostamzai after his appointment as the new director of sports in Afghanistan said many sports would not be banned under Taliban regime but avoided any questions relating to women in sport and the view that all women sports would be banned.

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