According to reports, the new Taliban government in Afghanistan has banned the broadcast of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Afghanistan cricketers like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman are participating in IPL 2021.

The match between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Mumbai Indians kicked off on Sunday (September 19) in the IPL 2021 season United Arab Emirates – Islamic State.

M Ibrahim Mohand, former media manager of the Afghanistan Cricket Board, said the IPL was banned from broadcasting in the country due to anti-Islamic content, girls dancing and the presence of women whose hair is banned in the Taliban’s Islamic Emirates.

Other journalists in the country also reported that the Taliban government had banned the broadcast of the IPL.

Last week, Afghanistan’s new sports chief said the Taliban would allow 400 sports – but declined to confirm whether women could play a single game. “Please do not ask more questions about women,” Bashir Ahmed Rustamjoy told AFP.

Under the brutal and repressive regime of terrorists from 1996 to 2001, women were completely banned from playing any sport while strict control of men’s sport. Women were also largely barred from education and work.

Many Afghan women and women’s rights activists around the world fear that similar policies will be repeated after the group toppled a US-backed government last month.

(With agency inputs)

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