Sports, especially cricket, will be banned for women under the Taliban government. Even the national women’s cricket team will be banned, a Taliban official said. The Guardian reported on Wednesday (September 6th).
Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, said there was no need for women to play sports. Women will not be allowed to play cricket, nor should they. Because in sports like cricket, it is not possible to cover the body and face of women. Islam does not allow women in such sports.
“In such an age of media, people can see all the pictures and videos of sports directly,” he said. Islam does not approve of sports that do not allow women to cover their bodies, nor will Afghanistan.
The Taliban on Tuesday (September 6th) announced the name of a new caretaker government in Afghanistan. The head of it has been given the responsibility of the little known leader Mohammad Hasan Akhund. His deputy is Abdul Ghani Baradar, co-founder of the armed group.
Sirajuddin Haqqani, the current head of the Haqqani Network, has been made acting interior minister. Mullah Mohammad, the son of the founder of the Taliban. Jacob has been made defense minister. Hedayatullah Badri has become the Finance Minister. Amir Khan Mutaki has been given the charge of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.