Taliban has banned Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 from airing in Afghanistan as it might showcase anti-Islamic content to its people.
Former media manager of the Afghanistan Cricket Board and Journalist M Ibrahim Momand hinted that the reason behind the ban was possibly anti-Islamic content being shown during the IPL broadcast.
He said in a tweet, “Afghanistan national Radio Television will not broadcast the @IPL as usual as it was reportedly banned to live the matches resumed tonight due to possible anti-islam contents, girls dancing & the attendence of barred hair women in the Stadium by Islamic Emirates of the Taliban.”
According to reports, the ban was imposed and IPL telecast was halted from the start of the very first match since the restart played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
As for the Afghan men's team, they are now scheduled to play the T20 World Cup from October 17 to November 14 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.