The International Cricket Council (ICC) is unlikely to take any action against Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan for his tweet showing support for Gaza. Rizwan’s comments on Twitter will not fall under the ICC’s purview during the tournaments.

Indian media expressed displeasure over Mohammad Rizwan’s mention of Palestine. They urged the ICC to take action against the middle-order batter. However, team management clarified to the ICC that the tweet didn’t contain any political or religious statements.

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Mohammad Rizwan and Abdullah Shafique put on a 176-run stand for the third wicket against Sri Lanka in Hyderabad during their second World Cup match. Photo Courtesy: AP.

The ICC has issued strict guidelines against political and religious statements during tournaments. The teams are allowed to make general statements but should avoid controversial topics. However, comments on social media are not under the ICC’s jurisdiction.

This Was For Out Brother And Sisters In Gaza – Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan took to Twitter to dedicate his match-winning hundred against Sri Lanka to the Palestinians in Gaza. Rizwan credited the team for the victory, acknowledging Abdullah Shafique and Hassan Ali’s efforts.

“This was for our brothers and sisters in Gaza. Happy to contribute in the win. Credits to the whole team and especially Abdullah Shafique and Hassan Ali for making it easier. Extremely grateful to the people of Hyderabad for the amazing hospitality and support throughout,” Rizwan wrote.

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Mohammad Rizwan (Credits: X)

The 31-year-old scored an unbeaten 131 runs off 121 balls, including three sixes and eight boundaries, in Hyderabad on October 11. He came to the crease when the team was struggling at 37/2 and added a 176-run partnership with Abdullah Shafique for the third wicket.

Always A Proud Moment For Me – Mohammad Rizwan

In a post-match show, Mohammad Rizwan expressed pride in representing his country. Rizwan emphasized the importance of taking it step by step while chasing a big target.

“Always a proud moment for me whenever you perform for your country. I am speechless at this moment. It was difficult. The thing was that after the bowling innings we went back and everyone was confident. Unluckily, they got Babar Azam early, but we got good partnerships after that. It’s a good track, was supporting to us. I told Shafique to take it step by step.”

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan. PC:Twitter

Rizwan will be next seen in action during the highly anticipated match against India at the world’s largest stadium, Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, on Saturday, October 14.

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