Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is unlikely to take any action on Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) complaint for alleged boorish crowd behaviour during their World Cup game against India in Ahmedabad.

As per sources, ICC will not be able to take any action as the ambit of the anti-discrimination code is restricted to individuals and it does not cover group.

As per reports, a section of fans had heckled Mohammed Rizwan with religious chants when the wicket-keeper batter was walking back to pavilion following his dismissal. The incident had prompted the PCB to lodge a complaint with the game’s governing body.

As per reports, ICC has taken cognisance of the complaint and is ascertaining its nature and the process it might follow.

“The ICC takes every complaint very seriously but code is about individuals. I don’t know what exactly is PCB looking at but it will be very difficult to take any tangible action,” a BCCI official said under the condition of anonymity. 

Notably, Pakistan’s Director of Cricket Mickey Arthur had admitted that his players were overawed by the vociferous crowd during their humiliating loss against arch-rival India.