Renowned cricket writer George Dobell criticises ICC on World Cup promo

Number one ODI batter Babar Azam is also missing in the promo

By Web Desk
July 20, 2023
Renowned English cricket writer George Dobell - Twitter/TheCricketer

England's renowned cricket writer George Dobell took a dig at the International Cricket Council (ICC) after they shared the World Cup 2023 promo, mostly featuring teams of India and England. 

Taking to Twitter following immense criticism on the World Cup promo, Dobell said cricket deserves better. 

"This, however... utter ****. In thrall of India and England. Mentions Pakistan (and West Indies, oddly) in passing and in terms of needing sympathy. Cricket deserves better," the cricket writer wrote. 

Dobell is not the only one who highlighted BCCI's one-sided promotion of their team in the video which features Bollywood star Shahrukh Khan in the lead role. 

Cricket fans from across the world also criticised ICC for ignoring Babar Azam, the world's number ODI batter, in the promo. 

Fans raised questions on the absence of the world's star batter in white-ball format, Babar. 

The cricket fraternity also felt that the promo revolves more around the Indian cricket team just because the event will be hosted by BCCI. 

10 teams will fight for the elusive title across 10 venues from October 5 to November 19, with the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad hosting the tournament opener and the final.

There are six day matches which will start at 10:00am Pakistan Standard Time (PST) while all other matches, including the knockouts, will be day-night fixtures starting at 01:30pm (PST).