The PCB expressed considerable concern over the reception the Pakistan team received from the spectators in Ahmedabad ICC World Cup 2023 match against India at the Narendra Modi Stadium last week.
Kaneria took to the social media platform ‘X’, formerly Twitter, to make the PCB understand the multiple reasons behind the alleged reaction of the Ahmedabad crowd and advised the Pakistan board not to find fault with others.
“Who asked the Pakistani journalist Zainab Abbas comment against India and Hindus?
Who asked Mickey Arthur call ICC event as BCCI event?
Who asked Rizwan to perform Namaz on the field?
Don’t find fault with others!”: wrote Kaneria.
On Tuesday, the PCB raised several concerns with the ICC. “The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has lodged another formal protest with the ICC over the delay in visas for Pakistani journalists and the absence of a visa policy for Pakistan fans for the ongoing 2023 World Cup,” the PCB said in a statement.
“PCB has also lodged a complaint regarding misconduct directed against the Pakistan squad India vs Pakistan match held on October 14, 2023,” the statement said.
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After the India-Pakistan match, Mickey Arthur, the team director, expressed his disappointment at the lack of support his team received at the world’s biggest stadium.
“To be brutally honest, it didn’t feel like an ICC event. It looked like a bilateral series; it looked like a BCCI event. I didn’t hear ‘Dil Dil Pakistan’ through the microphones too often tonight. So yes, it plays a role but I’m not going to use it as an excuse because for us it was about living the moment, it was about the next ball and it was about how we’re going to fight the Indian, the Indian players tonight,” Arthur said at the press conference conference after the game last Saturday.
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