As Afghanistan has fallen to the Taliban, lives of many people have changed overnight, and that unfortunately includes those who play games. Reportedly, on Tuesday, Taliban banned Chess, for more reason than one. Of all the reasons, the queen being stronger than the King hit the Talibans.
However, Talibans aren’t totally against the games. They are now promoting Carrom as the game demands queen be covered. Talibans understood the wrong meaning of queen covered and blatantly promoted it on all their official media accounts including CNN and NDTV.
Sources suggest that Taliban has written a letter to Olympic association to include carrom in Paris Olympic 2024.
“Talibans have a new and a different perspective, we must respect etc their decisions and their reasoning is not unfounded” said a CNN Journalist while covering the news of Chess ban.