PCB lodges formal complaint in ICC against India
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has taken the step of contacting the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding the conduct of the crowd at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad during the Pakistan-India match in the 2023 World Cup.
In an official statement shared on a social media platform, the PCB has lodged a formal complaint concerning what they describe as 'inappropriate behavior' directed at the Pakistani players during the India-Pakistan clash that took place on October 14, 2023, at the Ahmedabad stadium. The venue was filled to capacity for this highly anticipated showdown, ultimately resulting in a seven-wicket victory for India.
Throughout the India-Pakistan encounter, the Pakistani team, known as the Green Shirts, endured unwelcome chants from the spectators at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Furthermore, the Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman, Mohammad Rizwan, faced religious chants after being dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah in the initial innings.
Additionally, it's worth noting that an Indian lawyer named Vineet Jindal also filed a complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC), this time against Muhammad Rizwan. Jindal's complaint was related to Rizwan's on-field display of offering Namaz (Islamic prayer) and expressing support for Gaza.
Muhammad Rizwan had previously dedicated his century to the people of Gaza following his match-winning century against Sri Lanka in the ICC World Cup 2023. This particular action by Rizwan had triggered a significant reaction in the Indian media. However, the ICC decided not to take any action in response to these allegations, as Rizwan's actions were deemed to have been conducted in his personal capacity outside the field of play.