ICC apologises for Modi tweet, launches inquiry

The tweet that appeared this morning was related to Modi and self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu, who was convicted by a Jodhpur court for raping a teenager at his ashram in 2013.

The tweet was related to Modi and self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu.   -  REPRESENTATIONAL IMAGE/ GETTY IMAGES

 

The International Cricket Council apologised and launched an investigation into a social media post relating to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that went out from its official handle on Wednesday.

“ICC is dismayed at a non-cricket related tweet appearing on its Twitter feed earlier today. We would like to extend our sincere apologies to anyone who was offended during the short space of time it was up,” ICC said in a tweet after removing the post, the screenshot of which was shared multiple times.

“We have launched an investigation into how this happened,” the world body stated.

The tweet that appeared this morning was related to Modi and self-proclaimed godman Asaram Bapu, who was convicted by a Jodhpur court for raping a teenager at his ashram in 2013.

 

As soon as the tweet appeared, many users of the platform asked who was handling the ICC account, and the faux pas also left the Indian Cricket Board fuming.

“This is unfortunate that an objectionable post has been attributed to the ICC official social media account. Not done. We did bring up the matter to the ICC’s notice,” a top BCCI official told PTI.