The International Cricket Council's (ICC) official Twitter handle faced a harsh criticism from Pakistan cricket team fans after the game’s governing body asked a poll question. ICC in a tweet wrote, “who do you think will contest the World T20 Final?” And gave options- West Indies vs India, West Indies vs England, Australia vs India and Australia vs England. Pakistan fans were agitated and questioned ICC for leaving out their country. Though the fans were unaware that ICC’s question was related to the ongoing Women’s World T20 2018 in the West Indies. Mithali Raj Records and Stats: Here’s a Look at Some T20I Records Held by Former Indian Women’s Cricket Team Captain
Fans mistook the question for men’s cricket, in which Pakistan is currently ranked number one and started bashing ICC for its ‘biased poll’. The fans were constantly asking ICC why it ignored Pakistan cricket team. The sport’s governing body eventually replied to the query and trolled the Pakistan cricket team fans in just one tweet. Harmanpreet Kaur Becomes First Indian Player to Score a Century in Women's T20Is
— ICC (@ICC) November 18, 2018
Here's how Pakistan cricket team fans reacted
Why u ignored Ranked 1 T20 team #Pakistan? Are you ICC is blind?
— TAHIR MARWAT (@marwat33) November 19, 2018
Pakistan is number one in t20 ranking but you didn't mention it.
— Shamim Balti (@imalone96) November 19, 2018
Naver underestimate @ICC 🇵🇰 champion
— MR JAdooN (@shujahatali23) November 19, 2018
ICC IS BLIND AND DEAF I THINK. DOESNT KNOW THE NO 1 team
— Kash (@westtrenduk) November 19, 2018
“The absolute state of these mentions! Pakistan didn't get out of the #WT20 group stage guys,” wrote ICC in one of the tweets. Pakistan women’s team failed to qualify for the semi-finals and out of four group-stage matches managed to win just one game.
The absolute state of these mentions! 😂
Pakistan didn't get out of the #WT20 group stage guys 🙃
— ICC (@ICC) November 19, 2018
Pakistan was placed in Group B alongside Australia, India, New Zealand, and Ireland and out of these teams, they only emerged victorious against Ireland. Pakistan in their opening game faced a 52-run defeat against Australia and then lost to rivals India by seven wickets.
After defeating Ireland, Pakistan once again faced defeat as they lost to New Zealand by 54 runs in their last group stage match and thus were eliminated from the tournament. From Group B, India and Australia advanced to the semifinal after finishing number one and two respectively. India will now face England in the second semi-final while Australia and Windies will face off in the first semi-final.