ICC Concerned About Women’s Cricket In Afghanistan
It has been discussed for several days that the Afghanistan Cricket Board will not allow their women’s team to compete in cricket any longer due to the new Taliban rule. Though there has been much criticism of this approach, the ICC has yet to make an important judgment. Cricket Australia also said that if ACB refuses to let their women’s team play, they will also cancel all men’s matches in Hobart.
In view of recent developments, the majority of ICC Board Directors have urged the ICC to immediately resolve the issue surrounding Afghanistan cricket. Despite the fact that the ICC has planned a meeting on the subject for late November, few members think that it will be too late by that time. It should be pointed out that a country must field both of its men’s as well as women’s teams in order to fulfill the ICC’s structure.
“The ICC is vague on a lot of issues and what it actually stands for. It needs to step in otherwise individual countries will be making individual decisions. I’m not sure the ICC as an institution is strong in being decisive,” ICC Board Director said.
It completely depends on how the ICC handles the Issue, Says Board Director
The BCCI is well-known in the world of cricket for holding total authority and having a significant impact on major decisions. Similarly, another Board Director stated that the BCCI’s viewpoint on Afghanistan women’s cricket will be crucial.
“The BCCI will be critical in what decisions will be made. It may cause a problem with the Olympic bid but it will probably depend on how the ICC handles it,” added the Director.
Few of the ICC officials also believe that the ongoing violence in Afghanistan will portray a negative picture of cricket on international forums, putting the sport’s hopes of competing in the Olympics in question. It remains to be certain on what decision the ICC makes and have a further step on the subject.