Collect thinks that the appropriate for religious extremists in this country is Cabinet.I think they're (rightfully) gone if the ICC has any backbone.
But the line taken by the Government is an interesting one.
A cricket Test match between Australia and Afghanistan in Hobart later this year is likely to be cancelled, after the Taliban confirmed it would ban women from playing any sport.www.abc.net.au
Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck has told the ABC that Afghan athletes would "remain welcome in Australia, but not under the flag of the Taliban".
Given a fair chunk of the Afghan's first choice side will be in Australia for the BBL anyway, It'd be interesting to see whether they're leaving the door open to them playing under their old flag as a rebel tour or something like that.
What a dishonest insinuation. Nothing short of female cricketers liberated from government threats of violence/death is going to satisfy "western angst" on this issue.I dont see what a ban would achieve other than to satisfy western angst.
You don't see what an international institution standing up for women's rights in countries where women often have no voice could achieve? You must be blind then.Interesting take by Andy Flower. I'd hope that the men's team doesn't get banned. Yes, all countries should have women's teams and Afghanistan doesn't, but that isn't for the want of trying by the Afghan Cricket Board. I dont see what a ban would achieve other than to satisfy western angst.
okily dokily - explain how the Taliban are fearful of the ICC and would likely change there ways at the threat of this isolationist regime being, um, isolated? Seriously explain to this blind person how this will turn the Taliban into loving womens cricket?You don't see what an international institution standing up for women's rights in countries where women often have no voice could achieve? You must be blind then.