Zainab Abbas’s contract for Worldcup 2023 has been terminated and has departed from India following a complaint filed by an Indian lawyer regarding alleged ‘anti-Hindu’ Tweets.
Zainab Abbas, the Pakistani presenter selected by the ICC for the World Cup 2023 event, has left India as a preemptive security measure, it was revealed on Monday.
Reports indicate that the acclaimed sports journalist has arrived in Dubai due to the mounting pressure she faced since her arrival in India to cover the mega cricket event.
Her family members and the broadcasting network advised her to leave India to avoid any potential untoward situations, according to close sources.
There were some claims in the media that she was deported from India. Recently, a local lawyer filed a case against her, alleging that she had shared anti-Hindu religious comments on social media eight years ago.
Earlier this month, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced Zainab Abbas as the presenter for the World Cup 2023.”
A spokesperson for the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed to Geo News that the presenter’s departure from the country was due to ‘personal reasons’ and refuted any reports of deportation.
Ex England captain and commentator Mike Atherton blasts ICC on this departing of Zainab Abbas on the basis of old Tweets!
Michael Atherton in commentary today :
Forcing Zainab Abbas to leave the country is another shameful stunt from BCCI, they keep mixing politics with cricket, ICC should stop being a dummy and never let them host any tournament again
Atherton didn’t hold back pic.twitter.com/JE4G5xiK8p
— World Cup 🏏 (@World_Cup_23) October 9, 2023