The International Cricket Council (ICC) has initiated another controversy among cricket fans after sharing an illustration for T20 World Cup happening in India in 2021. The illustration has rose anger among cricket fans as the illustration has no Pakistani player in it.
The illustration basically contains images of cricketers from all the countries participating in the next year’s T20 World Cup except Pakistan. Even countries like UAE and Zimbabwe that are not participating in the 2021 World Cup have their representation on the illustration. This clearly questions the ICC’s intent in sharing the artwork. ICC’s this move has sparked up controversy among people around the world thinking that why Pakistan is not included in the artwork, Specially Pakistani cricket fans are quite angry for the reason of not seeing their country’s cricketers in the GIF shared by ICC.
ICC took to Twitter to shared the illustration saying;
Players from Afghanistan, Nepal, Netherlands, Ireland, Zimbabwe, etc are all on the GIF along with all the full-member nations. However, there’s no Pakistani cricketer anywhere to be seen in the illustration. This move has angered many Pakistani fans and many others from across the world. Moreover, people are questioning why is it that they have missed a full-member team.
T20 World Cup Illustration made Cricket Fans Angry
People both on Twitter and Instagram have expressed their views and anger on the matter. Let’s have a look at some of the replies under the ICC’s Twitter post.
In response to the tweets of crickets fans, the illustrator of the artwork, David Webb has apologized for not including Pakistan in the illustration. Additionally, he said in his tweet that nothing was intentional. And it just happened by mistake.
He further said that he is amending the illustration of the T20 World Cup. And is really sorry for what he has done. However, there’s no comment or say from the ICC on this move at the moment.
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