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Will Afghanistan play the T20 World Cup? Here’s what the ICC said

ICC acting chief Geoff Allardice on Sunday said that they have decided to take a "wait and watch approach" on Afghanistan's participation in the marquee event.

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Will Afghanistan play the T20 World Cup?

New Delhi: Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, dark clouds have hung over the future of cricket in the country. After the Taliban took over the nation, women’s cricket was banned there. After that, the ODI series between Afghanistan and Pakistan was also canceled.

Several media outlets have suggested that the ICC could ban Afghanistan from competing in the upcoming T20 World Cup if their national cricket team decides to play under the Taliban flag.

However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) provided an update on Afghanistan’s participation in the T20 World Cup from October 17. participation in the flagship event.

“Our main function is to support the development of cricket in this country through the board of directors,” Allardice said in a virtual press conference ahead of the T20 World Cup.

“We have always said that we are waiting to see how things unfold under the different regimes in this country.”

“The ICC board will take that into account when it next meets, which looks like the end of the T20 World Cup.”

Australian cricket team test skipper Tim Paine had said the teams might decide not to play Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup, but Allardice said Afghanistan is a member of the team. part of the ICC.

“They are full members of ICC and the team is preparing for the event right now and will be playing in Group B,” he said.

“As far as their participation in the event is concerned, it is going normally.”


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