Cricket chiefs are set to discuss Afghanistan’s international status in an upcoming meeting of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in Dubai. This comes as the women’s cricket team remains in exile due to the Taliban’s takeover of the country, with many team members fleeing to Pakistan before being granted emergency visas to Australia.
Despite being a full member of the ICC, the Afghanistan women’s team has received little support from the sport’s authorities, and the team’s future remains uncertain. Team members have expressed their frustration and hope that a fair decision will be made regarding their right to play for their country. The Taliban’s ban on women participating in sports has further exacerbated the situation, leaving many female athletes in a precarious position.