Kabul: The Taliban has been issuing absurd decrees since the capture of Afghanistan. In the same vein, the Taliban has now banned the telecast of the 2021 IPL in Afghanistan. Not only this, Taliban has also called IPL as anti-Islam. In fact, the Taliban say that the ban has been imposed because anti-Islamic content can be broadcast during the IPL.
The Taliban have banned most entertainment equipment in Afghanistan. It also includes many sports related channels. They have already banned women from playing. Former media manager and journalist of Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) M Ibrahim Momand confirmed this through a tweet. He wrote that the broadcast of IPL 2021 in Afghanistan has been banned. The order was issued by the Taliban as it feels that anti-Islamic content may be aired during the IPL.
Earlier, the Taliban regime has banned women’s cricket and any other form of sports in Afghanistan. Cricket Australia has decided to cancel the proposed Test match against Afghanistan. The Test match was scheduled to start from November 27. However, the ACB had urged Cricket Australia not to cancel the match.