Afghanistan cricket board president Hamid Shinwari has given a big update about the national cricketers and their family members. He revealed everyone is good amidst the ongoing crisis in the country as the Taliban is taking over them.
Shinwari revealed none of the cricketers has made any request of leaving the country while the scheduled matches of Afghanistan will go as planned.
“There is no dispute as far as cricket is concerned, everything is fine. Players and families are good. We are good to go with t 20 World Cup and IPL also. There are no issues at all he said. We are preparing for series with Pakistan also, we have to play ODIs with them,” said Shinwari in a statement on Monday.
“As of now we haven’t officially communicated with BCCI but if required will do, they have always supported US we have good relationship with BCCI. Cricket is gentleman game we are committed to deliver our best…we will play. As of now no request form players to evacuate families they are good and safe.”
After the United States of America announced they will be removing their army by 31st August, the Taliban has started to take control over the country. They already have taken over the capital city of Kabul. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has fled the country and sought asylum in Tajikistan.
An official part of the militant group said the Taliban will soon declare the ‘Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ from the presidential palace. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council will on Monday hold a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan.
Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan has urged for peace to prevail in his country after watching the turmoil that is going on in his homeland.