Old video of brawl between Afghanistan, Pak cricket fans passed off as Asia Cup clash

The video is being shared following a match between the two countries at the Asia Cup 2022 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 7 September.

By Sunanda Naik  Published on  8 Sep 2022 1:12 PM GMT
Old video of brawl between Afghanistan, Pak cricket fans passed off as Asia Cup clash

Hyderabad: A video of a brawl between Afghanistan and Pakistan cricket fans has gone viral on social media.

The video is being shared following a match between the two countries at the Asia Cup 2022 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on 7 September. Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by one wicket in the nail-biting encounter.



Fact Check

NewsMeter ran a keyword search and found a similar video posted on Facebook by "Arab Times Kuwait" on 1 July 2019. It was titled "Cricket World Cup 2019: Fight between Afghanistan and Pakistani Fans."

We searched Facebook for more videos and found a similar one uploaded by the verified account "ESPNcricinfo" confirming that Pakistan and Afghanistan cricket fans clashed during the World Cup 2019.

For further confirmation, we ran a reverse image search of the screenshots of the viral video and found similar visuals in an article published by The Sun titled "Shocking new footage emerges of Pakistan and Afghanistan fans brawling during Cricket World Cup" dated 30 June 2019.

Clashes between Pakistan and Afghanistan cricket fans were also reported during Asia Cup 2022. On 8 September, Hindustan Times reported that Afghan fans vandalised the Sharjah stadium and hurled chairs at Pakistan fans. However, the video doing the rounds of social media is not from this incident.

An old video from World Cup 2019 is being passed off as a recent clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan cricket fans and linked to Asia Cup 2022. The claim is false.

Claim Review:Old video from World Cup 2019 is being passed off as a recent clash between Pakistan and Afghanistan cricket fans.
Claimed By:Socil Media users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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