The International Cricket Council (ICC) is unlikely to pursue any action regarding the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) complaint concerning alleged crowd misbehaviour during the World Cup game against India in Ahmedabad.
This decision is rooted in the limitations of the anti-discrimination code, which primarily pertains to individual actions and does not encompass group behaviour.
The match at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad witnessed a massive t00098urnout, with over 100,000 spectators in attendance. Notably, only a small contingent of three Pakistani-American fans was present to support the visiting team.
During the game, some spectators directed religious chants at Mohammed Rizwan as he returned to the pavilion after his dismissal.
This incident led the PCB to submit a formal complaint to the ICC, citing crowd conduct concerns. Mickey Arthur, Pakistan’s Director of Cricket, acknowledged that the boisterous crowd had a substantial impact on his players, who suffered a seven-wicket defeat to India.