Zainab AbbasWatch: Pakistani presenter Zainab Abbas left India for ‘personal reason' or deported? This is what ICC said
Famous Pakistani presenter Zainab Abbas fled India after receiving backlash on social media for allegedly posting anti-Indian and Hinduphobic remarks in the past that circulated across many platforms.
Although she has returned for personal reasons, an ICC official told the news agency PTI (Press Trust of India) that she has been the subject of rumours on social media that she has been deported.
Zainab, who covered Pakistan's matches at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, was part of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) digital crew.
Zainab was also supposed to visit every location the Pakistani cricket team is scheduled to play. Not all Pakistanis travelled to India to cover the major competition, including her. Waqar Younis and Ramiz Raja, two former Pakistani cricket players, have also arrived and are a part of the ICC's star-studded commentary team for the main event.
Pakistan, led by Babar Azam, has only participated in one tournament match thus far, but they were successful in it. On October 6, they faced the Netherlands in the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium and won by a margin of 81 runs.
until they batted first, the 1992 World Cup winners were struggling after losing their opening three innings and only had 38 runs until they were finally able to achieve 286 thanks to tenacious half-centuries from Saud Shakeel and wicketkeeper-battler Mohammad Rizwan.
It turned out that defending 286 wasn't that difficult because pacers Hasan Ali (2/33) and Haris Rauf (3/43) easily handled the Netherlands' batting order, limiting them to just 205 in 41 overs. On Tuesday, October 10, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will play at the same location.