Afghanistan star Rashid Khan withdraws the Big Bash League boycott threat and makes himself available for the 2023–24 season

star leg-spinner of Afghanistan Rashid Khan has withdrawn his boycott threat against the Big Bash League and made himself available for the 2023–24 season of the T20 franchise tournament. In January this year, Rashid threatened to boycott the BBL following Australia's decision to withdraw from a three-match ODI series in Afghanistan in March last year on human rights grounds after the Taliban banned university education for girls.
At that time, Rashid had said in a statement that, "If playing Afghanistan is so uncomfortable for Australia, then I wouldn't want to make anyone uncomfortable with my presence in the BBL. Therefore, I will be strongly considering my future in that competition."
But according to the Australian Associated Press, the 24-year-old spinner's name features in the official list of players available for next Sunday's overseas draft. The BBL is scheduled to be held from December 7 to January 24.
The AAP report further states that Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Noor Ahmed, and Izhar-ul-haq Naveed are the other Afghan players in the overseas draft.


Aug 24, 2023 6:30 AM