The Taliban, after forming an interim government in Afghanistan, have reportedly banned the broadcast of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the national television of the country, reported India.com.
The former media manager of Afghanistan Cricket Board Muhammad Ibrahim Momand took it to Twitter Monday to announce the news.
According to Momand’s post, the restriction has reportedly been imposed due to the transmission of “anti-Islamic” content during IPL matches, including the appearance of dancing cheerleaders and the presence of bareheaded women in the stadiums.
Afghanistan national 📻 📺 will not broadcast the @IPL as usual as it was reportedly banned to live the matches resumed tonight due to possible anti-islam contents, girls dancing & the attendence of barred hair women in the 🏟️ by Islamic Emirates of the Taliban. #CSKvMI pic.twitter.com/dmPZ3rrKn6
— M.ibrahim Momand (@IbrahimReporter) September 19, 2021
“Afghanistan national TV will not broadcast the @IPL as usual as it was reportedly banned to [broadcast] live matches resumed tonight due to possible anti-Islam content, girls dancing & the attendance of [bearheaded] women in the stadium by Islamic Emirates of the Taliban,” wrote.