Australia have cancelled their upcoming ODI series with Afghanistan due to Taliban. However, one of the Afghanistan players is not happy with the decision and has decided to boycott the Big Bash League from the next edition.
Naveen-ul-Haq, who is a fast bowler, slammed childish Australia for its decision. He is currently playing for Sydney Sixers in the ongoing edition of BBL.
“Time to say won’t be participating in big bash after this until they stop these childish decisions that’s how they went about the one off test now ODI when a country is going through so much in place off being supportive you want to take the only reason of happiness from them,” he wrote.
Earlier, Cricket Australia decided to called off the matches due to Taliban’s decision to ban women’s education in the country.
The two countries were due to play a three-match ODI series in the United Arab Emirates but CA scrapped it following its consultation with the Australia government.
“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 sporting body said.
“We thank the Australian government for its support on this matter.”
Australia were scheduled to play a test match against Afghanistan in November 2021 but the fixture was postponed after Taliban came to power.