Once upon a time, in a small village nestled in the mountains of Afghanistan, there lived a little girl named Lila. She was a curious and adventurous child, always eager to explore the world around her. But there was one thing that Lila loved more than anything else, and that was winter.
The gendered response to the resignation is the latest reminder of the tough ride ahead for women in an increasingly pressured world.
Australia pulled out of an upcoming one-day series against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday citing Taliban moves to further restrict women's rights.
Rashid Khan will captain Afghanistan in Twenty20 internationals after being named as the replacement for Mohammad Nabi by the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) on Thursday.
Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran smashed 162 to register his team's highest ever individual score, bringing the tourists to 313-8 against Sri Lanka in their final one-day international on Wednesday.
Opener Ibrahim Zadran smashed 106 to set up an emphatic 60-run victory for Afghanistan in the opening one-day international against Sri Lanka on Friday.
Dhananjaya de Silva scored an unbeaten 66 as Sri Lanka kept their slim Twenty20 World Cup hopes alive with a six-wicket win over Afghanistan at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday.
Fast bowler Sam Curran returned figures of 5-10 to help England beat Afghanistan by five wickets in their opening match of the Twenty20 World Cup in Perth on Saturday.