- Zainab Abbas, a prominent figure covering the ICC World Cup, was deported from India, which has caused controversy
- The reason for Zainab Abbas’s deportation was the resurfacing of tweets from her account
- Fans of cricket have expressed their disappointment and concern regarding this unsettling turn of events
The ongoing ICC World Cup has taken an unexpected turn as India, the host nation, finds itself embroiled in controversy rather than celebration. Instead of using this prestigious event as an opportunity to showcase their best side, India has faced criticism for its decision to deport Zainab Abbas, a prominent figure covering the ICC World Cup.
Reports suggest that Zainab Abbas left India following the resurfacing of some tweets from her account, which were posted a significant nine years ago and were construed as anti-Hindu. An Indian lawyer filed a complaint against her, alleging derogatory remarks about the Hindu religion, despite the fact that these tweets were unrelated to her current circumstances.
Zainab Abbas vehemently denied these allegations, standing firm that she was unjustly targeted. Even the ICC had to step in, but unfortunately, they were unable to prevent her unjust deportation, which had no bearing on her current work or situation.
Currently residing in Dubai, Zainab Abbas cited “safety concerns” as the reason for her departure from India. This controversy stems from a years-old argument that is entirely unrelated to her present-day responsibilities, raising questions about the extremist attitudes of certain individuals who have seized upon these old tweets to create a tumultuous situation.
Despite the turmoil, the ICC has chosen to include Zainab Abbas in its World Cup coverage. Fans have expressed their disappointment and concern regarding this unsettling turn of events.