Australia scraps Afghan cricket series over women’s rights
22 January 2023 | 12:12 pm
The Australian cricket team was going to play against their Afghan counterparts in the United Arab Emirates, however, Australia pulled out of the series over the Taliban's further restrictions on women's rights.
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