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Afghanistan cricket get green signal to play their 1st Test since Taliban's takeover, to face Australia in November

  • Sep 02, 2021
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The war-torn country's cricket board confirmed on Wednesday that the Afghan team has got approval from the Taliban to play a one-off test match against Australia in September. The game is scheduled for November 27 in Hobart.

The test match will be Afghanistan's first match since the Taliban takeover earlier this month. The Australian cricket team also claimed the match was well underway.

"CA will continue to work with the Australian and Tasmanian governments ahead of the Afghan team's expected arrival later this year."

The Taliban have said they will not interfere with the Afghan men's national cricket team, the country's biggest sporting success in recent years, although the fate of the more modest women's cricket programs remains unclear.

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Australian broadcaster SBS reported Tuesday that the Taliban would honour Afghanistan scheduled cricket matches, although a representative of the hardline Islamist movement indicated that tours may depend on relations with other countries.

"In the future, we want good relations with all countries," the broadcaster quoted Ahmadullah Wasiq, the deputy head of the Taliban's cultural commission, as saying.

"When good relations are established, the Afghan players can go (to Australia) and they can come here."

No country recognized the Taliban as the government of Afghanistan after they captured Kabul on August 14.

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