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ACB Bans Broadcasting Of IPL 2021 In Aghanistan Citing Anti-islam Reasons
By CricShots - Sep 21, 2021 2:27 pm
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The second leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021, which is one of the most popular and widely followed T20 leagues in the world, has been banned from being broadcast in Afghanistan. It is reported that the reason is ‘anti-Islam contents’ that could be aired during the programming. Taliban-controlled Afghanistan has now banned most forms of entertainment like movies, sports.

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In what could be called a bizarre move, the Taliban has also banned all women from taking part in any sport. Former Afghanistan Cricket Board media manager and journalist, M Ibrahim Momand has announced on Twitter and sent out a post updating everyone about the situation in Afghanistan.

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He tweeted: “Afghanistan national will not broadcast the @IPL as usual as it was reportedly banned to live the matches resumed tonight due to possible anti-islam contents, girls dancing & the attendence of barred hair women in the by Islamic Emirates of the Taliban.”

Ridiculing the decision one of the journalists in Afghanistan tweeted: “Ridiculous: Taliban have banned the broadcasting of Indian Premier League (IPL) in Afghanistan. Taliban have warned that Afghan media outlets should not broadcast the Indian Cricket League due to girls dancing and the presence of female audience and spectators in stadiums.”

Over the last few years, Afghanistan Cricket (ACB) has managed to earn a name for itself despite fighting odds. Today, Afghanistan has players who are popular across the cricketing fraternity-like Rashid Khan, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman among others.

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The game has become very popular in Afghanistan and hence one would feel hurt as a fan as they will not be able to watch the lucrative league. Afghanistan is scheduled to feature in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Rashid Khan, who was named the captain of the side, decided to step down as the skipper.