As soon as the International Cricket Council (ICC) suspended Zimbabwe Cricket Board with immediate effect on Thursday, it was Pakistan which was on the receiving end of the trolls surfacing on social media.
“Zimbabwe Cricket have been suspended with immediate effect,” wrote ICC on Twitter.
Zimbabwe Cricket have been suspended with immediate effect.https://t.co/lfOC8J5LRm
— ICC (@ICC) July 18, 2019
To this, the Twitterati took on Pakistan cracking jokes on the Green Brigade.
One of the users wrote, “Bad news for minnow teams like pakistan. The only teams who they would tour them and get beaten are getting suspended (sic).”
Bad news for minnow teams like pakistan. The only teams who they would tour them and get beaten are getting suspended.
— (@maasturbinho) July 18, 2019
” Now against whom Fakhar & Babar will score their 100s ?” wrote another user.
Now against whom Fakhar & Babar will score their 100s ?
— (@SleepFielder) July 18, 2019
Here are some other tweets:
Sad news ! how will Pakistan players improve their career records now ?
— चाचा lame मौंक (@oldschoolmonk) July 18, 2019
Nahi essa nhi ho skta
Ab ham kese jeetega 5:0 se pic.twitter.com/lcYDFGGkD7
— Rabada 2.0️ (@cricketer_jii) July 18, 2019
Talking about the suspension, the ICC believes that Zimbabwe Cricket is in breach of Article 2.4 (c) and (d) of the ICC constitution which imposes an obligation on Members to provide a process for free and democratic elections and to ensure that there is no government interference in its governance and/or administration for cricket respectively.
The result of the suspension is that ICC’s funding to Zimbabwe Cricket will be frozen and its teams will not be participating in any ICC events. The ICC further said that the elected Zimbabwe Cricket Board be reinstated to office within three months, and progress in this respect will be considered again at the October board meeting.