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ICC Accidentally Tweeted Video of PM Narendra Modi and Asaram, Later Apologized
By CricShots - Apr 25, 2018 4:47 pm
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The International Cricket Council (ICC) was badly trolled after its official Twitter account shared an old video of the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and self-styled guru Asaram at a rally on Wednesday. The tweet was deleted soon but by then screenshots had been taken and it was enough to get people talking.

ICC’s accidental tweet

A Jodhpur court on Wednesday convicted Asaram of raping a minor girl.

“Narayan, Narayan…”, said the tweet from @ICC. It quote tweeted the video put out by Alt news co-founder Pratik Sinha, a known critic of PM Narendra Modi. The tweet had in its text: “Sharing some old sweet memories between @narendramodi and Asaram.”

Commenting on the same one of the Twitter users found a connection to ICC’s tweet with the Windies player Sunil Narine.

Twitter was quick to react sharply to this ‘faux pas’ by ICC. Many tweeted immediately wondering who was handling the ICC Twitter account.

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Asaram was on Wednesday convicted by a Jodhpur court for raping a teenager at his ashram in Manai in 2013.

However, later on, the International Cricket Council apologized to all their Twitter viewers for such a mistake, their apology read: “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. We have launched an investigation into how this happened.”

Special Judge (SC/ST court) Madhusudhan Sharma delivered the verdict in the Jodhpur Central jail premises where 77-year-old Asaram is currently lodged. Along with Asaram, two other accused Shilpi and Sharad were convicted while two others – Prakash and Shiva – were acquitted.

Asaram was accused of raping a teenage girl from Shahajahanpur in Uttar Pradesh, who was studying at the godman’s ashram at Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh. All you need to know about Asaram rape case.