Australia will withdraw from the ODI series against Afghanistan in March,

The series was part of the ICC ODI Super League. Australia’s men’s platoon has withdrawn from their one- day transnational( ODI) series against Afghanistan in March following farther restrictions on women’s and girls’ rights assessed by the Taliban, Cricket Australia( CA) said on Thursday.

Afghanistan’s Taliban- led administration last month assessed a ban on women attending universities. Girls have been banned from the high academy since March. They’ve also been barred from premises and gymnasiums.

Australia and Afghanistan were listed to play three ODIs in the United Arab Emirates but CA scrapped the series after an” expansive discussion” with stakeholders, including the Australian government.

In a statement, CA said. “CA is committed to advancing the sport for both sexes around the globe, including in Afghanistan. We will keep working with the Afghanistan Cricket Board to improve the situation for women and girls there.

We appreciate the Australian government’s assistance in this case.

The series formed part of the International Cricket Council’s( ICC) Super League, where the top eight brigades automatically qualify for the 2023 World Cup. Australia has formerly qualified for the event.

Australia was listed to play a Test match against Afghanistan in November 2021 but the institution was laid over after the Taliban seized power in August of that time.

Afghanistan remains the only ICC full-member nation without a women’s platoon. They’ve continued to appear at ICC events since the Taliban preemption, still, and faced Australia during last time’s Twenty20 World Cup.

ICC principal superintendent Geoff Allardice has said Afghanistan’s lack of commitment to women’s justice is a concern for the sport’s global governing body and that the matter will be bandied at its coming board meeting.

” Our board has been covering progress since the change of governance,” Allardice said.” It’s a concern that progress isn’t being made in Afghanistan and it’s a commodity our board will consider at its coming meeting in March. As far as we’re apprehensive, there is not exertion at the moment.”

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