In what is a highly anticipated fixture which would see arch-rivals India and Pakistan clash in potentially the biggest match of the group stages, several controversies have popped up regarding moral borders being crossed by members of both countries. The latest being the below the belt advertisements from both sides of the borders for cheap marketing.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman, Ehsan Mani has shared criticism of the ad campaigns viral over the internet. The PCB chairman demanded the International Cricket Council (ICC) to take note of it.
“I think this is for the ICC to take note. Star is the host broadcaster. They are not an Indian broadcaster, they are the broadcaster of the ICC. They should be fair to all teams. That (the teasers) is not part of cricket,” said Mani, quoted the Indian Express.
The PCB chief was also not much impressed with World Cup-linked Pakistan TV channel spoof about IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman. “I haven’t seen that. But obviously, it’s not in the spirit of the game if it is true,” he added.