Taliban bans IPL 2021 broadcasting in Afghanistan, no place for ‘anti-Islamic’ content


Guwahati: Fans of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 in Afghanistan will have to give the T20 league a miss this season, as the new Taliban regime has banned it’s telecast. The IPL 2021 resumed in the United Arab Emirates – an Islamic state – on Sunday (September 19) with a game between Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Mumbai Indians.

The UAE leg of the IPL 2021 will not be telecast in Afghanistan due to possible ‘anti-Islam contents’ that could be aired during the programming. Afghanistan are now under the control of the Taliban regime.

Mujeeb ur Rahman is taking part in IPL 2021. The Taliban have banned most forms of entertainment — including many sports – and women have been completely banned from playing sport.

Former Afghanistan Cricket Board media manager and journalist, M Ibrahim Momand, sent out a tweet stating that due to possible anti-Islam content, girls dancing and the attendance of barred hair women in the Islamic Emirates of the Taliban, IPL broadcast is banned in the country.