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Mitchell Marsh booked for ‘disrespect’ to World Cup Trophy
- Web Desk
- Nov 25, 2023
NEW DELHI: An FIR has been registered against Australian cricketer Mitchell Marsh following allegations of disrespect towards the World Cup 2023 trophy.
As per reports, the complaint, filed by RTI activist Pandit Keshav in Uttar Pradesh, has also been sent to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging a ban on Marsh’s cricketing engagements in India.
The controversy arose after Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami expressed his displeasure over Marsh’s act, stating that it had hurt him.
Marsh, who has yet to respond to the allegations, has returned to Australia following the World Cup victory.
This is not the first time that some sort of legal complaint has been filed against a cricketer of a visiting team in India in light of the recently concluded World Cup 2023.
In October, an Indian lawyer filed a complaint to the International Cricket Council (ICC) against Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter Mohammad Rizwan for offering prayer on the ground and voicing support for Gaza.
In his complaint, Vineet Jindal — the same lawyer who filed a complaint against Pakistan presenter Zainab Abbas over her “anti-Hindu” statements — urged the top cricketing body to take strict action against Rizwan.
Jindal’s complaint was referring to two separate instances, the first one being Rizwan offering prayer in a World Cup 2023 match against the Netherlands.