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‘No hope’ for Afghanistan hockey, says women’s captain

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Rod Gilmour
The Hockey Paper's Editor. First covered international hockey at the 2010 Commonwealth Games - no better than a full house watching India play England - and has reported for the Daily Telegraph and other major newspapers ever since. Co-founded THP in 2016.

There is “no hope” for women hockey players in Afghanistan following the ban on sport by the Taliban government, as the men’s game aims to get back on track.

Afghan women’s captain Khadija Achakzai told The Hockey Paper that she had been in “serious danger” after the Taliban’s stance on women’s sport caused a global backlash earlier this month.

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