Afghan men's cricket team readies for T20 World Cup

The official said athletics were "not necessary" for women, and that their bodies might be exposed.

The T20 World Cup is taking place in Oman this year, where the Afghan team will line up alongside the likes of Australia, England, India, and Pakistan. National cricket coach Nowroz Mangal told Reuters that player morale is "very high."

After the Taliban swept across Afghanistan in August there had been fears that Afghanistan may not be able to participate in the event.

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