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Afghanistan say World Cup appearance not in doubt

Afghanistan’s T20 World Cup appearance will go ahead as planned with the Taliban’s support, says a local cricket board official.

The fate of the women’s cricket program, however, remains unclear. 

Despite the turmoil caused by the fall of the government on Sunday, the board has confirmed a one-day series against Pakistan will go ahead in Sri Lanka next month and said it is expanding the “Shpageeza” Twenty20 league competition.

“The Taliban don’t have any issue or problem with cricket, and they have told us that we can continue our work as planned,” said Afghanistan Cricket Board head of media operations Hikmat Hassan, adding the team was ready for three one-day matches against Pakistan next month.

“We have completed our two training camps in Kabul and we have sponsors, a production team and even the kit ready.”

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