Australia’s Test against Afghanistan set to be cancelled over Taliban ban on women’s sport

  • Cricket Australia ‘no alternative’ but to cancel game
  • Calls for ICC to take stand against Taliban-led country

Australia’s one-off Test match against Afghanistan, scheduled to start in Hobart on 27 November, will be cancelled if the Taliban does not support women’s cricket, Cricket Australia has said.

In a statement released on Thursday the sport’s national governing body said: “Driving the growth of women’s cricket globally is incredibly important to Cricket Australia. Our vision for cricket is that it is a sport for all and we support the game unequivocally for women at every level.

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