Guwahati: Although Afghanistan players are participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Taliban, which is running the government in Afghanistan, has decided not to telecast the league in the country.
The Taliban believe that there are non-Islamic things present in the IPL, due to which they have taken this decision.
Apart from the cheerleaders dancing during the match, he considers the presence of women in the stadium without covering their heads as un-Islamic and does not want to send any wrong message to Afghanistan.
Former Afghanistan Cricket Board media manager and journalist, M Ibrahim Momand, sent out a tweet stating that due to possible anti-Islam content, girls dancing and the attendance of barred hair women in the Islamic Emirates of the Taliban, IPL broadcast is banned in the country.
“Afghanistan national 📻 📺 will not broadcast the @IPL as usual as it was reportedly banned to live the matches resumed tonight due to possible anti-Islam contents, girls dancing & the attendance of barred hair women in the 🏟️ by Islamic Emirates of the Taliban,” he wrote in Twitter.
Top Afghanistan cricketers like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman are taking part in IPL 2021. Rashid Khan is the key bowler of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Meanwhile, The Taliban have banned most forms of entertainment — including many sports – and women have been completely banned from playing sport.