After the tour of India, the Australian team was scheduled to play three ODI matches with Afghanistan in the UAE. However, according to the spokesperson of Cricket Australia, the Australian team has refused to play the scheduled 3-match ODI series against Afghanistan.
The Australian board has taken the decision not to play matches to show solidarity with the women in Afghanistan. The step has been taken due to the ban on employment and education of Afghan women by the Taliban rulers in Afghanistan.
The decision to withdraw from the series was made after lengthy consultations between the government and Cricket Australia, with matches between the two teams being part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.