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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