Zainab Abbas, a presenter for the World Cup 2023, has departed from India following a complaint by an Indian lawyer accusing her of making “anti-Hindu” remarks. The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed her departure, attributing it to “personal reasons” and refuting claims of deportation.
This departure comes after an Indian legal representative reportedly sought police intervention regarding Abbas’s purported comments against India and its major religion, Hinduism. Earlier this month, the news of Abbas joining the World Cup’s presentation team had her expressing her enthusiasm, especially about her visit to India.
On the social media platform X, previously known as Twitter, Abbas conveyed her eagerness to explore India’s rich culture and expressed gratitude for joining a renowned team for the grand cricket event. Highlighting the cultural similarities and camaraderie between India and Pakistan, she emphasized her role in delivering quality content and gaining insights from top industry professionals.
However, amidst this, it’s significant to mention that Pakistani fans and journalists are still awaiting their Indian visas for the World Cup, even after multiple reminders from the Pakistan Cricket Board.