The Taliban have a 'Cultural' Commission? Seriously?
Yep, and this bearded guy is its Deputy Minister, Ahmadullah Wasiq. Well, actually, I'm pretty sure they're all bearded because if you don't have a beard they take you out and shoot you. Any road, this is the 'cultured' individual who announced yesterday that sports were unnecessary for women of the country on account of:
“It is the media era, and there will be photos and videos, and then people watch it. Islam and the Islamic Emirate [Afghanistan] do not allow women to play cricket or play the kind of sports where they get exposed.”
Well, I guess that puts the mockers on beach volleyball then...
Mind you, I think his days as the cultural spokesman might be numbered after this:
Oh, and as for women's involvement in sport being unnecessary,
try telling that to Emma Raducanu: