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Controversy: ICC Shares T20 World Cup Illustration Without Pakistan’s Representation

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sparked another controversy after sharing an illustration for the next year’s T20 World Cup in India without Pakistan’s representation.

The illustration includes cricketers from almost all countries participating in the 2021 T20 World Cup except Pakistan. Zimbabwe and UAE, which aren’t even participating in the tournament, have their representation, which questions ICC’s intent in sharing the artwork.


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Taking to Twitter, the cricket’s governing body posted:

Players from Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Netherlands, Ireland, etc. are all on the image alongside all the full-member nations, however, there’s no Pakistani cricketer.

The move has angered the Pakistani fans as well as others from across the world. Everyone’s questioning the ICC as to why they have missed a full-member team.

The comments sections of both Twitter and Instagram are full of messages of hate for the governing body. Let’s have a look at some of the replies under the Twitter post:

What are your thoughts on the story? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Really hard to understand why the illustrator did not add Pakistan when he himself follows club cricket. Second, I figured England to be in the middle as they are the Champions currently. Third, did the ICC media wing run this by focus groups before publishing it.

  • ICC has become a concubine of India. I guess this poster is made by an Indian and shared by lowly dave webb.

  • Well looks like there are many blind guys roaming around here, I can clearly see a Pakistani player in this picture, just see him above the kiwi player .. J. Logo showing that it’s a Pakistani player, well I just can’t recognize him, maybe he is Muhammad Hafeez ..

    • Are you blind yourself or something? That’s a Bangladeshi player not a Pakistani player. Go get your eyes checked first then point out who’s the real blind here

  • India is no more secular country, India believes on racism now. Soon this will destroy themselves, no need pakistan to hit them.

  • I eagerly await for an explanation and demand an unconditional apology by the ICC and others responsible for this action.

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