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Viral Video Falsely Claimed To Show IUML Workers Wearing Pakistani Cricket Jersey At Inauguration Of Party Office In Kerala

Authors

Sabloo Thomas has worked as a special correspondent with the Deccan Chronicle from 2011 to December 2019. Post-Deccan Chronicle, he freelanced for various websites and worked in the capacity of a translator as well (English to Malayalam and Malayalam to English). He’s also worked with the New Indian Express as a reporter, senior reporter, and principal correspondent. He joined Express in 2001.

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

Claim

Muslims wear the Pakistani cricket team jersey to celebrate the inauguration of an Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) office in Kasaragod, Kerala.

The archived version of the tweet can be seen here.

Fact

Newschecker first looked up the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) website, where you can see the jersey. The jersey, also seen on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) website, features the logos of the ICC T20 World Cup, the PCB and team sponsor Pepsi. A comparison shows that it is not the same jersey worn by the activists in the viral video.

Jersey seen in the viral video

We then ran a relevant keyword search on Facebook, which led us to the same video uploaded by a page, Pachapada Arangadi, which translates to “Green Army, Arangadi (a place in Kasaragod, Kerala)” dated June 28, 2024. Another video from the same page where you can see the jersey more clearly can be seen here.

You can see the words “Pachapada Arangadi” written in Malayalam on the back of the jersey, while “Arangadi” is written in English on the front On the right side, you can see the IUML’s league and a logo, while on the right sleeve, IUML is written and MYL (Muslim Youth League) is written on the left sleeve, which confirms that the people were not wearing the Pakistani cricket team jersey.

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Result: False

Sources
ICC website
PCB website
Facebook Post by Pachapada Arangadi on June 28, 2024
Facebook Post by Pachapada Arangadi on June 28, 2024


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Authors

Sabloo Thomas has worked as a special correspondent with the Deccan Chronicle from 2011 to December 2019. Post-Deccan Chronicle, he freelanced for various websites and worked in the capacity of a translator as well (English to Malayalam and Malayalam to English). He’s also worked with the New Indian Express as a reporter, senior reporter, and principal correspondent. He joined Express in 2001.

Kushel HM is a mechanical engineer-turned-journalist, who loves all things football, tennis and films. He was with the news desk at the Hindustan Times, Mumbai, before joining Newschecker.

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