BCCI will be critical in what decisions will be made wrt Afghanistan cricket, says an ICC board director
ICC is likely to hold a meeting on the matter by November.
Updated - Sep 14, 2021 2:57 pm
It is being in talks for quite some days that Afghanistan Cricket Board under the new Taliban rule would not let their women’s team play cricket further. Though there have been a lot of criticism on this take, a major decision by ICC is yet to come. Cricket Australia also stated a few days back if ACB doesn’t allow their women’s team, they would have no choice but to cancel men fixtures at Hobart too.
In the same light of events, few Board Directors of the ICC are urging the organization to solve this matter around Afghanistan cricket quickly. Though ICC has scheduled a meeting on the matter for late November, few members feel that it will be too late by that time. It has to be noted that in order to remain a full member of ICC’s scheme, a country is required to put both its men’s and women’s teams on the field.
“The ICC is vague on a lot of issues and what it actually stands for. It needs to step in otherwise individual countries will be making individual decisions. I’m not sure the ICC as an institution is strong in being decisive,” ICC Board Director told Forbes as quoted by Sportskeeda.
BCCI will be critical in what decisions will be made
It is known that the Indian cricket Board BCCI exercises a powerful position in world cricket and their say in important matters remains quite vital. In the same light, another Board Director added that BCCI’s opinion in Afghanistan women’s cricket will also be of huge importance.
“The BCCI will be critical in what decisions will be made.
“It may cause a problem with the Olympic bid but it will probably depend on how the ICC handles it,” added the Director
Some ICC officials also feel that the current disturbance in Afghanistan may put a bad picture of cricket on world platforms and cricket’s ambitions of making a place in the Olympics may turn blur. However, it remains to be seen that when ICC comes up with a decision and takes further action on the matter.