ICC World Cup 2023: India Deported Pakistani Sports Presenter Zainab Abbas:
Zainab Abbas, a prominent sports presenter, faced deportation from India while covering the ICC World Cup following allegations of making derogatory statements about India and the Hindu religion on social media. The accusations filed by an Indian lawyer, leading to her removal from the country.
Zainab Abbas has strongly denied the allegations, asserting that she unfairly targeted. Some sources suggest that the International Cricket Council (ICC) was unable to intervene to prevent her deportation, citing perceived “Indian propaganda.”
Supporters of Zainab argue that the old tweets at the center of the controversy were unrelated to her role as a presenter and should not have resulted in her removal from India. The ICC has not officially commented on the situation.
The complaint against Zainab Abbas was based on resurfaced tweets from years ago, alleged to contain content deemed “anti-Hindu.” This incident is significant as Zainab Abbas was chosen by the ICC as the official presenter for the ICC Cricket World Cup. Currently, she is in Dubai.