Taliban didn't interfere in our activities, so don't see the game suffering: ACB CEO

Amid the Taliban take over in Afghanistan, cricket is the least of the problems. However, the ACB CEO confirmed, they will continue with their activities.

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Afghanistan has undergone a drastic political change in the last few days as the Taliban has taken over the country. However, Hamid Shinwari, CEO of the Afghanistan Cricket Board assured that cricket will not face any problems. Speaking to PTI from Kabul, Shinwari confirmed that the members of the national team and their families are safe.

"Taliban loves cricket. They have supported us since the beginning. They did not interfere in our activities."

Hamid Shinwari

"I don't see any interference and expect support so that our cricket can move forward. We have got an active chairman, I remain CEO until further notice," added Shinwari.

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"It can be said that cricket flourished during the Taliban era. "It is also a fact that many of our players practised in Peshawar and they made the sport mainstream in Afghanistan. "The good thing is that we are heading towards normalcy. The people have started working. We will resume our office from tomorrow and the national camp, which was underway ahead of the Pakistan series in Sri Lanka will also resume after a two-day break with the change in regime," said Shinwari. Talking about the player's safety, he said: "Other than four or five players who are playing overseas the rest are all in Kabul. As I said, they are safe and doing fine."

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