“Taliban is supportive of Afghanistan players,” Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusencer
Afghanistan head coach lance Klusencer made a positive statement when it came to Afghanistan players participating in the T20 world. He said that since the Taliban took over Afghanistan, they have been very supportive of Afghanistan cricket players. They did not create any roadblocks to cricket. However, they have been a minor shake-off due to take over in Afghanistan by Taliban in the preparation for the T20 world cup.
This statement was made contrary to the popular opinions that Taliban take-over could jeopardize the future of Afghanistan cricket. Since their actions after take-over affirmed these opinions after the Taliban banned the broadcast of the IPL due to so-called anti-Islamic content.
But these opinions were shrugged off by the Afghanistan head coach Lance Klusener. He said that they want to support the continuation of cricket.
“[The Taliban are] all for promoting and supporting cricket,” Klusener said. “By all accounts, they’re very happy for us to continue and have been extremely supportive. It’s a huge, huge change for the country, for the people. It’s going to take a little bit of time for everyone to find their feet.”
Head coach Lance Klusener played for South Africa and he came to popularity in the 1999 ICC cricket world cup. He is currently staying in Durban and he is waiting to get the go-ahead for the Afghanistan team to go to the united Arab emirates for T20.
He also heaped many praises upon the spin attack of Afghanistan saying that Afghanistan has the best spin bowling attack in the world. The spin attack in Afghanistan is led by Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Mohammad Nabi.
“We were planning at least a month’s camp (in the UAE) but we are still waiting for visas, so that’s not going to happen. We will try to get there as soon as we can.”
“We’re lucky that quite a few of our guys play in T20 leagues in various places. I think we’ve got the best spin attack in the world. We will be asking questions of any team we play, especially if there is a little bit of turn available.”