The world governing body of cricket, ICC has indulged in another controversy after sharing next year’s T20 World Cup illustration which will be held in India. The controversial part of the illustration is that there is no representation from Pakistan.
The illustration includes cricketers from all the countries who are participating in the prestigious tournament except Pakistan. UAE and Zimbabwe have their representation as well and the interesting part is that they are not even participating in this edition of World Cup. International Cricket Council took Twitter to share the illustration.
— ICC (@ICC) August 12, 2020
Players from associate countries like Netherlands and Nepal are present in this illustration but no Pakistani player is included in it. This move from ICC has sparked anger in Pakistani cricket fans and other fans from all around the globe. Everyone is perplexed that how can ICC miss a full member team from the illustration. Pakistan was the finalist in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and Champions in 2009 edition of T20 World Cup held in England. Pakistan was the number one ranked T20 team for a long period of time under the captaincy of Sarfaraz. Babar Azam is still the number one ranked batsman in the shorter format of the game. The comments section of Instagram and Twitter under the ICC’s recent controversial post are full of anger. Let’s have a look at some of the replies under ICC’s post.
So petty and pathetic really… @ICC why would you approve a post like this in which there’s no representation of one of the major team who actually made at least semis into each T20 WC except one. @daniel86cricket @TheRealPCBMedia @DennisCricket_
— Raheel the Steel (@ra_heals) August 12, 2020
pak not participating in t20 world cup in india in 2021
— Bilal Butt (@BilalButt199) August 12, 2020
Differences aside, I think Babar Azam should have been there. I understand that this picture is not from any ICC official, but out of fairness this should not have been approved to be posted here. You even have UAE and Nepal, but not Pakistan – that’s not fair.
— Vivek sharma (@ArnabJr) August 12, 2020
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