IPL 2021 broadcast banned in Afghanistan due to possible anti-Islam content
The UAE stage of IPL 2021 will not air in Afghanistan, as has been the case in the past, due to possible “anti-Islam content” that could be aired during programming. Afghanistan, now under the control of the Taliban. The regime has banned most forms of entertainment – including many sports – and women have been banned from playing sports altogether. Former media director and Afghanistan Cricket Board reporter Mr Ibrahim Momand tweeted that due to possible anti-Islam content, girls dancing and the presence of women with barred hair in the Islamic Emirates of the Taliban, IPL broadcasting is banned in the country.
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Even though die-hard Islamists showed they didn’t mind the men playing cricket, hosting a match in the capital Kabul soon after the foreign forces withdrew, Bashir Ahmad Rustamzai, the new Afghan director general of sports, had refused last week to answer the question of whether women will be allowed to play sports, which will be left to top Taliban leaders to decide. The takeover has called into question the future of Afghanistan’s participation in test matches, as under International Cricket Council regulations, nations must also have an active women’s team.
The Afghan national 📻 📺 will not broadcast the @IPL as usual because it would have been forbidden to live the matches resumed tonight due to possible anti-Islamic content, dancing girls and the presence of women with barred hair in the 🏟️ by the Islamic Emirates of the Taliban. #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/dmPZ3rrKn6– M.ibrahim Momand (@IbrahimReporter) September 19, 2021
Previously, Australian cricket chiefs threatened to cancel a landmark first test between the two countries – due to take place in November – after a senior Taliban official said on television it was “not necessary” that women play. power, before being ousted in 2001, the Taliban banned most forms of entertainment – including many sports – and stadiums were used as public places of execution. Pakistan across the border.
The Afghan men’s team are also set to play in the T20 World Cup from October 17 to November 14 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) last week urged Australia not to punish its men’s team, saying it was “powerless to change Afghanistan’s culture and religious environment”. He said all 25 members of the women’s team opted to stay in Afghanistan, although a BBC report earlier this month reported that members were in hiding.
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