Support Cricket AustraliaFollowing the decision to scrap the Test against Afghanistan to be played on November 27 in Hobart after the Taliban banned women from playing cricket, Paine had said that it is difficult to see such a team play in an event sanctioned by the CPI.
In an open letter to Paine, Afghan said that his country’s team has the right to play not only in the upcoming T20 World Cup, but in all tournaments / events organized by the ICC in accordance with the ICC rules and regulations. .
“… it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to reach this level of cricket. For a less privileged cricket nation like Afghanistan with zero infrastructure and support, getting to where we are now and playing shoulder to shoulder with the top 10 countries requires sheer determination, passion and talent.
“Therefore, you should refrain from making aggressive statements that result in the isolation of the Afghan cricket,” he wrote.
The 34-year-old former captain said cricket is now the number one sport in Afghanistan and is followed by nearly 30 million Afghans.
“This shows that either you are unaware of the circumstances or you are speaking out of contradiction; in any case, you are mistreating Afghan Cricket and all the gains that we have made with the difficulties in the last decade.”
Shortly after forming the interim government, the Taliban banned women from playing cricket or any other sport, casting doubt on the probationary status of Afghanistan’s men’s team.
According to the ICC rules, all test nations must also have a women’s team.
Afghanistan named its T20 World Cup team on Thursday with Rashid Khan as patron, but the star spinner immediately resigned from the captaincy, stating that he was not consulted before choosing the 15-member team.
All-rounder Mohammad Nabi, who plays for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL, was named team captain.
The T20 World Cup will be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14.