Despite the ruptures caused by the Taliban takeover of the nation, the Afghanistan men’s national team is going to participate in the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup. The team’s participation remained an enigma after Australia canceled the one-off test match against them slated for November. However, ICC confirmed that the team is going to feature in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Since the change of regime took place in Afghanistan in August, we have been in regular contact with the Afghanistan Cricket Board. Our primary function is to support the development of cricket in that country through the member board. We have said all along we are waiting to see how things unfold under a different regime in that country. The ICC Board will consider it when they next meet, which is looking like at the end of the T20 World Cup. They are a Full Member of the ICC and their team is preparing for the T20 World Cup. In terms of their participation in the event, it is proceeding as per normal.
Geoff Allardice, ICC Acting CEO