The Taliban has shown green light to Afghanistan’s participation in the upcoming Test match against Australia.
However, grave concerns remain for the nation’s female cricketers.
The Afghan men’s side is slated to play against Australia at Hobart’s Blundstone Arena this summer, commencing on Saturday, September 27.
The historic fixture was initially scheduled for December 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic.
For the unversed, the war-torn country has never faced Australia in the five-day format – the national side has only played six Test matches since the ICC awarded it full member status in 2017.
Meanwhile, Steve Smith, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and David Warner could be unavailable for the one-off Test due to a scheduling conflict with the Men’s T20 World Cup, which commences next month.