IPL 2021's UAE leg won't be broadcasted in Afghanistan due to 'anti-Islamic' content

IPL 2021’s UAE leg won’t be broadcasted in Afghanistan due to ‘anti-Islamic’ content

The remaining matches of IPL 2021 will take place in UAE.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The 2021 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 is back and fans can’t keep calm. The remaining matches of the gala T20 tournament will take place in UAE and it would be interesting to see how the competition pans out. While cricket fans worldwide are gearing up for some T20 madness, fans in Afghanistan won’t be able to enjoy the live telecast of the Indian competition.

As per the latest development, the broadcast of IPL 2021 is banned in Afghanistan due to ‘anti-Islam content. With the cheerleaders dancing during the game and the presence of barred-hair women in stadiums, the Taliban-led Afghanistan government believes IPL matches are endorsing content again their faith. Hence, the UAE leg of the gala tournament won’t be telecasted in Afghanistan.

The same was mentioned by senior journalist Ibrahim Momand. It has to be noted that Momand is a former media manager of the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB). “Afghanistan national Radio, Television will not broadcast the @IPL as usual as it was reportedly banned to live the matches resumed tonight due to possible anti-Islam contents, girls dancing & the attendance of barred hair women in the Stadium by the Islamic Emirates of the Taliban,” wrote the journalist in a tweet.

CSK won the first match of IPL 2021’s UAE leg

Meanwhile, first match of IPL 2021’s second leg saw Chennai Super Kings crossing swords with Mumbai Indians. As far as proceedings of the game are concerned, CSK won the toss and elected to bat first at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. They didn’t get off to a fruitful start as MI pacers Trent Boult and Adam Milne made the new ball talk.

Although CSK suffered a tragic top-order collapse, young opener Ruturaj Gaikwad played an innings of substance as Chennai came back from behind. Riding on his 58-ball 88, the Men in Yellow posted 156/6 in their allotted 20 overs. Chasing the tricky total, MI lost wickets at regular intervals as their chase never went smooth. Saurabh Tiwary did manage to score a valiant half-century.

However, his efforts could only narrow down the margin of defeat. While this win took CSK to the top of the team standings, the Mumbai-based side remained fourth in the team standings.