Iceland Cricket created buzz on social media when they offered Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu a permanent residency in the country if he plays for their country. This offer triggered social media frenzy after netizens started spamming Iceland Cricket, seeking permanent residency in a trade-off of cricketing skills.
However, in a funny twist, Iceland Cricket took to Twitter asking the netizens to not send them emails for Visa to play in Iceland. Stating that it is a national board, Iceland Cricket added that it select the players from residents of Iceland only. Meanwhile, they went onto suggest the social media users to try the English country cricket system, if they are willing to take them in.
But netizens kept flooding their mailbox with emails asking for citizenship, so Iceland had to put out another request asking them to stop spamming their mailbox.
Rayudu’s took retirement after he was overlooked by the selection committee to play the ongoing World Cup as he missed out on a flight to England and Wales twice. Rayudu was a standby player in India’s World Cup squad. He took a jibe on Vijay Shankar’s selection and mocked head selector MSK Prasad. Prasad said that Shankar is a three-dimensional player as he also adds as a bowling option. Here's what Rayudu had to say:
Amid the confusion over Rayudu’s retirement, Iceland Cricket took to Twitter and offered him Nordic citizenship: