International Cricket Council is one of the busiest cricket boards in the world. The representatives, senior members, and others of the global elite body have been working hard behind the scenes to conduct many international events.
When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, several cricketing events were canceled. However, after some months, cricketing events were conducted and played behind closed doors.
When there was no cricket for some months, ICC made a huge step by staging the events. The international cricket body deserves huge credit for restoring normalcy and the cricket fans couldn’t have asked for a better update from the global cricket body.
Apart from ICC, the richest cricket body, BCCI pulled off a sensational masterstroke by hosting the cash-rich Indian Premier League in the United Arab Emirates. All the games were played behind closed doors and thanks to BCCI for making it a success.
ICC posts inappropriate picture; deletes it later
ICC is also quite busy on social media handles and their social media presence is well documented. Every now and then, ICC comes up with important updates and news of teams and players.
When a player breaches the code of conduct by using offensive words at the opposition players or when a bowler is reported for inappropriate bowling action, ICC suspends the player by giving him a temporary ban.
However, this time around, ICC made a huge mistake by inadvertently posting an inappropriate picture featuring former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis. It all started when South Africa announced the 21-man Test squad for the Pakistan tour.
South Africa Test squad: Quinton De Kock (c), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf Du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie Van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Alviro Petersen, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Ottneil Baartman.
After that, the ICC came up with an important update. The caption reads: “Maiden Test call-ups for Daryn Dupavillon and Ottneil Baartman as the pair have been named in the 21-man Test squad for their tour of Pakistan.”
ICC also wrote that Tabraiz Shamsi has also been featured in the squad. The ICC Twitter handle further wrote that Shamsi could make his first appearance in 2018.
After a long caption, ICC posted a picture featuring Faf du Plessis and his teammates. However, the picture looked inappropriate as ICC deleted it later.
A new challenge awaits South Africa
Proteas have an overseas assignment ahead as they will fly to Pakistan to play 2 Tests and 3 T20Is. The tour starts on January 26 and it will come to a close on February 14. The first Test will be played at National Stadium in Karachi and the second Test will be played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. Gadaffi Stadium in Lahore will host all the three T20Is.