Taliban ban broadcast of IPL in Afghanistan over “anti-Islamic content”

The Taliban-controlled Afghan government has decided not to broadcast the second leg of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League on TV. The measure was taken due to the possibility of ‘anti-Islamic content’ being aired. M Ibrahim Momand, a former media manager and journalist for the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), confirmed the news via Twitter on Sunday.

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The news caused significant disappointment among top Afghan cricketers Rashid Khan & Mohammed Nabi who are taking part in IPL 2021. As soon as the Taliban took over, all forms of entertainment were banned, including sports. A new Taliban rule prohibited women from playing sports, calling it unnecessary.

Source: Global Village Space