The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has registered a protest with the International Cricket Council (ICC) over “inappropriate conduct” suffered by the Green Shirts during their World Cup 2023 match against arch-rivals India on October 14. The board has complained of the Men in Green being subjected to improper chanting from supporters at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi stadium throughout the India match.
PCB lodged complaint with (ICC) over “inappropriate conduct” faced by Pakistani Cricketers
Wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan — after dedicating his century against Sri Lanka to the people of Gaza — endured Indian supporters’ fury and was greeted with religious chanting. Earlier, Vineet Jindal — an attorney of the Supreme Court of India — had filed a fresh case against Rizwan for offering prayer during the game against the Netherlands on October 6.
This marks the second occasion on which a complaint has been lodged against Rizwan since the opening of the World Cup in India. After hitting a match-winning century against Sri Lanka, he dedicated his effort to the people of Gaza in light of the continuing Israel-Hamas confrontation on X. The ICC however, was happy with his act and didn’t find any reason in taking sanctions against the wicketkeeper-batsman. Furthermore, the PCB has again submitted a formal protest with the ICC regarding delays in visas for Pakistani media and the absence of a visa policy for Pakistan fans for the ongoing World Cup 2023.
Last Monday, the cricket board expressed dismay about the delay in the granting of Indian visas for Pakistani fans and journalists despite nearly a week into the World Cup 2023. Some of the journalists flew to India after securing visas before the game on October 14. The giant cricket event began on October 5, however the Indian authorities have not yet provided visas to Pakistanis for attending the World Cup.