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Pakistan Cricket Board slammed for leaving out Imran Khan from Independence Day tribute video

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Cricket News: Pakistan Cricket Board slammed for leaving out Imran Khan from Independence Day tribute video | Reactions to PCB video

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has left former captain Imran Khan out of a complementary video celebrating 76 years of the country’s independence. The video features several cricketing stars from the nation, ever since they debuted on the international stage in 1952.

However, Khan, who led Pakistan to their only ever ICC Men’s ODI World Cup victory, back in 1992, does not appear in the clip except for less than a second at 0:33 in what appears to be an editing error more than anything else.

This move by the PCB has earned them the wrath of cricket fans across the country. Khan ventured into politics after hanging up his boots from the sport, forming a political party named the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). He became the Prime Minister (PM) of the country in 2018 but was dismissed from office courtesy of a no-confidence motion brought about by the National Assembly last year.

#ShameOnPCB Trends on Twitter after Imran Khan left out of Pakistan Cricket history video

Pakistan fans were unimpressed. Many supporters took to social media to voice their displeasure at how one of the country’s greatest cricketers has been treated.

“They are not showing him [Imran Khan] in cricket history of Pakistan but it is sure when history of PAKISTAN will be written his name will be written in golden words. He will be remembered as hero, inspiration for millions and a great leader #ShameonPCB,” one fan wrote.

“Missing him! Imran Khan, the cricketer and captain in Pakistan is unprecedented. I hope this video is taken down by the PCB, edited and uploaded once again. Pakistan Zindabad,” wrote another.

Below are some reactions from Pakistan fans to the video, which has been viewed over five million times.

It has been a rocky ride for Imran Khan, having been charged with corruption and most recently sentenced to prison for incorrectly declaring details of presents received from foreign dignitaries during his tenure at the PM office. There was a change in the top leadership of the PCB after the change in government as well.

The latest court verdict on Khan coupled with the current senior echelons of the cricket board are attributed to be the key reasons behind this controversial decision on social media.

Tarkesh Jha
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Tarkesh is a passionate cricket fan from India. He specialises in reporting on news from around the cricketing world as well as putting together opinion pieces. You can connect with Tarkesh on Twitter (X) at: https://twitter.com/jha_tarkesh

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