Srinagar: Australia has withdrawn from its upcoming ODI series against Afghanistan in ODI citing Taliban’s restrictions on womens and girls education and employment.
The decision was announced by Cricket Australia on Thursday saying it is withdrawing from the March series in UAE and ready to forfeit the points.
The Taliban seized control of the Asian nation in September 2021.
“CA is committed to supporting growing the game for women and men around the world, including in Afghanistan, and will continue to engage with the Afghanistan Cricket Board in anticipation of improved conditions for women and girls in the country,” the CA statement read.
Afghanistan remains the only ICC full-member nation without a women’s team and will be the only full member without a side at the inaugural Women’s U19 T20 World Cup starting on Saturday.