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Taliban official says women will be barred from playing sports in Afghanistan

Posted on AllSides January 11th, 2023
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Women in Afghanistan will be barred from playing sports under the Taliban’s rule, an official in the nation’s new administration has confirmed.

Ahmadullah Wasiq, deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, told SBS News in an exclusive interview Wednesday that women and girls in the country won’t be able to play cricket or any other sport because such activities aren’t considered vital for them.

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