WEB DESK: ‘Hundreds of thousands of Indian cricket fans are putting the Pakistani frame around their picture. And Pakistani fans are doing the same thing — showing support for India. They’re using the hashtag #ProfilesForPeace’, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted.
An online campaign #ProfilesForPeace is trying to retaliate hate politics between two cricket rival with peace as it is allowing the Facebook users of native countries to change their display pictures in support of the country.
Both countries’ fans are changing the display pictures in support of other’s team, according to Zuckerberg.
Earlier the advent of the WT20, both countries meddled into politics. Pakistan and India were scheduled to play in Dharamshala but ICC, in a last minute hustle, changed the venue to Kolkata amid lack of security claims.
The match became politicized when Dharamshala state chief minister Virbhadra Singh caused a stir by refusing to provide security for the game, prompting the PCB to demand the match be shifted to a new venue.
This led the team to arrive in India a little late than other teams but as the dust settled, Pakistan won its warm-up match against Sir Lanka.
Pakistan will fight Bangladesh today in its first match of World T20 tournament.