Amid the ongoing tension in Afghanistan, the Taliban has entered Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB’s) headquarters in Kabul. A group of Taliban supporters along with former Afghanistan cricketer Abdullah Mazari were seen in the country’s cricket headquarters in the Capital city Kabul.
Ever since the US backed out its troops from the South Asian country, the Taliban has caused chaos in the country leading to the issue of human rights and created a dreaded situation in the country. The Taliban has now taken over the reins of Afghanistan after Ashraf Ghani, former president, fled the country.
The images of Taliban fighters inside the Afghanistan Cricket Board’s premises surfaced all over the internet. The pictures are predominantly seen on Twitter. A group of Taliban fighters with heavily loaded guns were seen in the conference room of the country’s cricket office headquarters.
Taliban entered Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) headquarters in Kabul.
Taliban loves Cricket:
ACB CEO Hamid Shinwari has assured the supporters and fans of cricket about the Taliban’s love towards cricket. He further said the ongoing turmoil will not hinder any cricketing activity in the country.
Shinwari had claimed that members of the Afghanistan national cricket team and their families are safe after the Taliban took over the reins of the Asian country. “Taliban loves cricket. They have supported us since the beginning. They did not interfere in our activities,” Shinwari was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
“I don’t see any interference and expect support so that our cricket can move forward. We have got an active chairman, I remain CEO until further notice,” the top Afghanistan Cricket Board official had said.
The uncertainty has been looming over the country’s cricket commitments. A few Afghanistan cricketers are scheduled to play the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in the UAE following which the all-important T20 World Cup 2021 is scheduled.