Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Taliban chief says women’s football will be banned in Afghanistan

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Afghan women’s football is set to be banned in the country, along with all other sports activity for women, according to the deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq.

Wasiq said that sports where a woman would be required to expose parts of their face and body would not be allowed under Islamic rules.

Speaking to Australian broadcaster SBS, Wasiq said: “I don’t think women will be allowed to play cricket because it is not necessary that women should play cricket,” Wasiq said. “In cricket, they might face a situation where their face and body will not be covered. Islam does not allow women to be seen like this.

“It is the media era . . .

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