Afghan Cricket was formed in 2001 to play cricket on an international level. The First U19 Afghan Cricket Team arrives at Dhaka, Bangladesh for a short series, since the Taliban took over Afghanistan. Resources stated that it’ll be the first time, an Afghan cricket team is playing abroad after such a chaotic month.
The matches will take place in Sylhet International Stadium. The team will be playing 5 One-days and a 4-day match against the Bangladeshi U19 team.
Arrival of the Afghan Cricket Team.
Bangladeshi Cricket Board (BCB) a spokesman told the media that the first group consisting of 8 players arrived Saturday on September 4th, the remaining playing will arrive shortly in two other team groups.
The team is in the news because it’s the first Afghan team to play internationally after the most controversial and popular commandeering takeover by the Taliban.
Imam told the media that the Afghani U19 team immediately left for the northeastern city of Sylhet, after arriving at the capital, Dhaka.
The Bangladeshi Cricket Board shared the video of players arriving at Dhaka’s Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport wearing the Red t-shirts.
World Champions back in the Ground
After winning the U19 World cup in February 2020 by the Bangladeshi team. This will be the first series of Bangladeshi U19 teams to play competitively against an international team.
How Taliban takeover Affected Afghani Sports and the Future of Female Athletes
It’s big news for Afghani sports lovers because of the previous complications Afghani athletics faced under the Taliban’s take over. In August, the two Afghani Paralympians struggled to make it to the Olympics because of the Airport closing, and most importantly “Taliban are prohibiting women to participate in sports”. It’s heartbreaking but at the same not surprising as the Taliban are imposing oppression in the country.
Initially, it was looking impossible for those players participating in the Paralympic. But after several requests and cry for help by the players to authorities took an action. Organizations and governments departed the Afghani players Khudadadi and Rasouli from Kabul to Paris.