Afghan women cannot do sports – level 3

16-09-2021 15:00

A Taliban spokesperson said that women’s sports, and women’s cricket specifically, will be banned in Afghanistan.

According to the Taliban´s cultural commission, Islam and the Islamic Emirate don´t allow women to play cricket or the kind of sports where they are exposed.

The commission said last week that it would allow men´s cricket to continue, and it gave approval for the men´s national team to travel to Australia for a test match in November. However, Australia´s Sport Minister said that the Taliban´s decision on women´s sport was deeply concerning, stating that excluding women from sport at any level was unacceptable.

On Tuesday, the Taliban announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan, and they promised education to all countrymen within the framework of Sharia. However, women weren´t mentioned in the announcement at all.

Difficult words: emirate (an area that is ruled by an emir or a Muslim ruler), exposed (uncovered, visible), interim (temporary), the framework of Sharia (ideas based on Islamic laws from the Islamic holy book the Quran).

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