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Controversy Erupts as Imran Khan Excluded from PCB’s Independence Day Tribute Video

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has come under fire for omitting former cricket captain Imran Khan from a commemorative video honoring the nation’s 76 years of independence. The video showcases numerous cricketing stars who have represented the country on the international stage since 1952.

Surprisingly, Imran Khan, renowned for leading Pakistan to their sole ICC Men’s ODI World Cup triumph in 1992, is notably absent from the video.

This decision has sparked outrage among cricket enthusiasts across the nation. Imran Khan transitioned into politics following his retirement from cricket, founding the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) political party. He subsequently assumed the role of Prime Minister in 2018 but was unseated from his position through a no-confidence motion initiated by the National Assembly last year.

Currently, the hashtag #ShameOnPCB is trending on the social media platform ‘X’ formerly known as Twitter. The cricket community and fans alike are expressing their disappointment on social media. Numerous supporters took to Twitter to condemn the omission of one of Pakistan’s most iconic cricketers from its cricket history video. Following are some of the reactions of cricket enthusiasts on Twitter:

The decision to exclude Imran Khan from the video is believed to stem from a combination of factors, including recent court rulings and the current leadership within the cricket board. As social media continues to buzz with criticism, the PCB faces mounting pressure to address the controversy surrounding this omission.