Australia Cancels T20 Series with Afghanistan Over Women’s Rights Concerns

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Kathmandu, Mar 19: Australia has taken a significant step by canceling the proposed T20 series with Afghanistan, citing concerns over the treatment of women and girls in the country.

The three-match T20 series, scheduled to take place in Australia in August, has been called off due to these human rights issues. Cricket Australia made this announcement through its social media platform, stating that the decision was made after consultations with the Australian government.

The tweet from Cricket Australia’s handle on X emphasized the organization’s commitment to promoting the participation of women and girls in cricket globally. Despite canceling the series, they expressed hope for future collaboration with Afghanistan, indicating a willingness to resume bilateral matches once the concerns are addressed.

The decision reflects a growing global awareness and concern regarding women’s rights and gender equality, highlighting the role of sports bodies in advocating for social change and inclusivity.

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