Afghanistan Cricket Team Will Play With Their Flag In T20 World Cup
By CricShots - Sep 23, 2021 1:23 pm
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Accoridng to the latest reports of Sports Tak, the Afghanistan cricket team will play with their country flag during the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE. Earlier there were reports circulating that if the Afghanistan cricket team decides to play under the Taliban flag, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will not allow them to participate in the marque event.

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According to the reports of Telegraph UK, the ICC might not only ban Afghanistan from T20 World Cup but also dismiss them from the group of member nations. Since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, there have been rumors going on regarding the future of cricket in the country. Many questions were raised after a Taliban spokesperson said that women won’t be allowed to play cricket even though the men’s team has been allowed to play.

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With less than a month remaining for the start of the T20 World Cup, this is a significant development. According to the rules of ICC, each team has to submit the flag that they want to play under. Usually, it isn’t a problem but in this case, Afghanistan was expected to face repercussions if they had decided to play under the Taliban flag.

Afghanistan team has qualified for the ICC T20 World Cup and they are in Group 2 alongside India, Pakistan, and New Zealand. Afghanistan Cricket Board said that the Taliban has allowed cricket matches to be played in the country, but, the women’s cricket hasn’t got a clearance yet. 

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Cricket is one sport where Afghanistan has had an international impact. Players like Rashid Khan, Mohammed Nabi, Mohammed Shahzad, and others have become household names. In fact, Afghanistan qualified for the upcoming T20 World Cup despite the fact that teams like Bangladesh, Ireland, Sri Lanka, etc.