The Taliban has banned the telecast of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 phase 2 matches in Afghanistan due to a significant number of female audience and spectators who attend matches.
The Taliban has issued a warning to the media outlets in Afghanistan not to broadcast any of Indian Premier League‘s (IPL) games because they are prohibited from showing female audiences and spectators on screen.
Afghanistan journalist, Fawad Aman, said in a tweet – “Ridiculous: Taliban have banned the broadcasting of Indian Premier League (IPL) in Afghanistan. Taliban have warned that Afghan media outlets should not broadcast the Indian Cricket League due to girls dancing and the presence of the female audience and spectators in stadiums.“
The UAE leg of IPL 2021 is underway and two matches have been played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, as well Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. The third match of the second phase on September 21 will be held when Punjab Kings take on Rajasthan Royals. The knockout stage of IPL 2021 is scheduled to start on October 10 with the final expected to take place on November 18.
Above all, The Taliban banned most forms of entertainment — including many sports and women have been completely banned from playing sport. The hardline Islamists manifested that they do not mind men playing cricket, pulling together a match in Kabul shortly after foreign forces withdrew.
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Cricket Australia has issued a statement saying that if the recent media allegations against Taliban-led Islamist government in Afghanistan are true, they will not host the Afghanistan men’s team for the proposed Test match in Hobart.