Australia have cancelled the upcoming three-match ODI series against Afghanistan. Cricket Australia took the decision after Taliban stopped women’s education in the country.
The apex body of the Australian cricket also informed the government about its call. Aaron Finch-led team was supposed to play three one-day internationals in the UAE.
Afghanistan players have reacted to this sudden move. Rashid Khan, who is one of the superstars in international cricket, took to Twitter express his feelings.
“I am really disappointed to hear that Australia have pulled out of the series to play us in March. I take great pride in representing my country and we have made great progress on the world stage. This decision by CA set us back in that journey. If playing vs Afghanistan is so uncomfortable for Australia that I wouldn’t make anyone uncomfortable with my presence in the BBL. Therefore, I will be considering my future in the competition,” he wrote.
Rashid plays for Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. Earlier, Naveen-ul-Haq, who is a part of Sydney Sixers, also threatened to boycott the T20 league in Australia.
“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.