Reports: Uncertainty looms over participation of Rashid Khan and Nabi for IPL 2021 UAE leg

However, a BCCI source stated they are confident about the duo taking part in the tournament.

Rashid and Nabi (Source: Twitter)

The country of Afghanistan is in a state of disarray after the Taliban has taken over the country. And, this would mean that the participation of two of the countries’ cricketers, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi in the remaining matches of the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is in doubt.

In fact, a Taliban source stated that negotiations are going on in Afghanistan to make sure that the process of transition should take place without damages to both life as well as property. The source added that the Taliban negotiations are going on in Kabul for a transfer of power.

“Negotiations are under way to ensure that the transition process is completed safely and securely, without putting the lives, property and honour of anyone in danger. It was unclear exactly how the talks would take place. The AP reported that Taliban negotiators were heading to the presidential palace in Kabul to prepare for a transfer of power,” stated the source.

A BCCI source meanwhile, stated that the Indian cricket board is keeping a watch on the developments, and the Afghanistan players are expected to take part in the tournament.

“For us, nothing changes and we expect Rashid and other Afghan players would be part of IPL,” stated the BCCI source according to The Hindustan Times.

The 14th edition of the IPL is slated to restart in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 19th September 2021. Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians (MI) will clash against each other in the first match of the second half of the tournament. As of now, the Delhi Capitals side is occupying the top place in the points table, while the Chennai Super Kings are placed at the second place.

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