Taliban leader Anas Haqqani met Afghanistan National Cricket Team captain Hashmatullah Shahidi on Saturday. During this, the Taliban has assured full support to the Afghanistan cricket team.
According to the news published in Republicworld, Anas Haqqani spoke to all the members of the Afghanistan cricket team and the selection board including Hashmatullah Shahidi. Afghan cricketer Noor Ali Zadran and former chairman of the selection committee Asadullah Khan were also present during this meeting. Earlier, the Taliban had also met former captain Asghar Afghan and a few days later he had talks with the cricket team. According to Republicworld, the Taliban leader also took a selfie with Asghar Afghan.
Taliban will support cricket – Afghanistan Board CEO
Earlier, Afghanistan Cricket Board CEO Hamid Shinwari had said that the Taliban have spoken of fully supporting cricket.
He said, “The Taliban are very fond of cricket. They have supported us from the very beginning. They have not interfered in any of our matters. I don’t think they will create any obstacles and I expect full support from them so that May our cricket progress. We have an active chairman and I will continue as CEO until further notice.” After this many people are in panic. Earlier, Rashid Khan had appealed to the whole world for help. He said that save the people of Afghanistan from ruin.
Rashid Khan was participating in The Hundred tournament in England. After this, he will leave for the UAE for the IPL, where he will take part in the match for Sunrisers Hyderabad.