Wave of outcry over CWC trophy handover
A wave of outcry spread through the mainstream and social media across the world after the International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman handed over the World Cup trophy to the winning captain sidelining its president.
In an anti-climax, ICC yesterday allowed its chairman Narayanswami Srinivasan to hand over the WC trophy to Michael Clarke, a task supposed to be undertaken by its sitting Bangladeshi President AHM Mustafa Kamal.
However, the dismay of cricketing fraternity reverberated all over the universe that opportunity was taken away from the president.
"@icc #Srinivasan steals Kamal's moment at trophy ceremony," tweeted one Talha Md/@talhamd9.
Zillur Rahman/@zillur tweets, "A very unfair act by the ICC in the world cup final..."
A very unfair act by the ICC in the world cup final. I'm sure Bangladesh will be able to react by the performance... http://t.co/gqKFsCzvsM
— Zillur Rahman (@zillur) March 29, 2015
"ICC chairman N Srinivasan may breach the global body's constitution on Sunday as reports suggest that he has decided to give away the World Cup trophy to the winning captain," reports ibnlive.in.com, a news portal on cricket game.
N Srinivasan to give away World Cup trophy, Kamal sidelined: reports http://t.co/9oeyHuoNIO #CWC15
— IBN Sports (@IBNLiveSports) March 29, 2015
"Srinivasan breaks the tradition of #cwc trophy being presented by @ICC President," priyank jain/@PeeJay tweeted from Mumbai.
Srinivasan breaks the tradition of #cwc trophy being presented by @ICC President. http://t.co/grnbQIiEgH
— priyank jain (@PeeJay____) March 29, 2015
As per the ICC constitution it is the president who is supposed to give away the trophy to the winning captain. The practice is one that has been followed since the 1999 World Cup.
Kamal, who was not even on the stage during the post-match presentation and also wasn't given a place in the president's box, described the move as unconstitutional.