Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has spoken in favour of women’s cricket in Afghanistan. He stated that pressure will be put on Taliban to support female players. Earlier, the current regime had banned women from taking part in sporting activities.

According to ICC rules and regulations, it is mandatory for the Test-playing nations to have a women’s team. As the Taliban rule doesn’t support cricket for women, ACB have been under the scanner. Cricket Australia cancelled national team’s historic Test match against Afghanistan due to Taliban’s stance on women’s cricket.

Ramiz Raja is part of an International Cricket Council (ICC) working group reviewing the state of cricket in Afghanistan.

“Like everybody else, we are giving them time. They are in a difficult situation. It’s a tough one for Afghanistan to answer right now. Pressure will be put on Afghanistan. I’m sure they will have to decide in the next six months how they deal with the ICC,” Raja was quoted as saying by women’s cricket.

“Things are still in a state of flux in Afghanistan. Wait and watch is the policy of the world and that is the policy of the ICC. It was decided that Afghanistan cricket talent shouldn’t be hurt at all because they have some fabulous players, so all of their funding will continue. Albeit there will be more eyes watching how they spend that money,” he added.

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