Afghanistan pacer, Naveen Ul Haq has withdrawn from playing further in the Big Bash League. He has left a long note on Twitter to reveal the reason behind the same.
“Time to say won’t be participating in big bash after this until they stop these childish decisions that’s how they went about the one off test now ODI when a country is going through so much in place off being supportive you want to take the only reason of happiness from them #CA”, the Afghanistan cricketer wrote on his Twitter.
Reportedly, Naveen Ul Haq’s unfortunate decision came after Cricket Australia had withdrawn from participating in the ODI series against Afghanistan, scheduled to be held in March.
The board took the decision in response to the unfair treatment meted out to women in Afghanistan. For the unversed, The Taliban Government in Afghanistan, recently, banned teenage girls from school and forbid women from attending university in Afghanistan.
“Following extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders, including the Australian Government, Cricket Australia has decided that it is unable to proceed at this time with the upcoming ICC Super League three-match Men’s ODI series between Australia and Afghanistan scheduled for the UAE in March 2023,” Cricket Australia said in a statement.
“This decision follows the recent announcement by the Taliban of further restrictions on women’s and girls’ education and employment opportunities and their ability to access parks and gyms.
“CA is committed to supporting growing the game for women and men around the world, including in Afghanistan, and will continue to engage with the Afghanistan Cricket Board in anticipation of improved conditions for women and girls in the country.
Afghanistan fast bowler, Naveen Ul Haq isn’t too happy with the decision and, hence, vented out his frustration on Twitter. Fans have bombarded the comment section with reactions since he shared the post. Here’s a look at some of the notable ones:
Good decision. We hope @cricketcomau does not mix politics with sport. We also disagree with the Taliban decisions but don't want our cricket team to be ignored because of them.
— Hamayoon Hewad (@hamayoonhewad) January 12, 2023
Very brave decision, especially when you play for a country with financial crisis. Kudos to you. Keep the head high.
— Himanshu Pareek (@Sports_Himanshu) January 12, 2023
Excellent stance taken by you man.
— Ehtisham Siddique (@iMShami_) January 12, 2023
Well done my boy 💯
— Risv (@afanofkingg) January 12, 2023
Cricket Australia has a history of treating all countries except England and India like this. South Africa, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, West Indies all suffered similar treatment in recent years. The excuse they give is one of convenience. They don’t respect “lesser” teams.
— Henry (@henry_152) January 12, 2023
Yehi tow khudari hai…chahai is Mai gata hi kyu na ho…salute to the man
— FaisalPeerZada (@LAWISLIFE1992) January 12, 2023
In angrezo ko batao ye gentlemen game hai paisa hi sab kuch nhi hota.
LGBTQ ko bhi hum bura samjhte hyn lekin cricket khelne se tou kisi ne mana nhi kia.
— Saif Ullah Khan 🇵🇰 (@Saifu9211) January 12, 2023
— ? (@MarshaII_17) January 12, 2023
Namak haram k sath asa hi hona chaeye
jab pakistan me matches nh hote the to ye bhut khush the
— Ash Raaz (@Faraz_AliGg) January 12, 2023
— Kuki Aggarwal (@kukiaggarwal) January 12, 2023
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