The ODI series between Pakistan and Australia is ongoing in Lahore where cricket fans will no longer be allowed to take vuvuzelas into the stadium for the rest of the white-ball matches.

According to details provided by the PCB officials, the players from both sides continuously complained about the use of vuvuzelas, which make it hard to communicate and focus on the game as the noise is too distracting. The use of vuvuzelas also irked the fans on social media as fans requested the PCB to ban the instrument.

During the red-ball series, Australia’s skipper Pat Cummins had also expressed his displeasure at the use of the vuvuzelas. He had stated that the fans in Pakistan were incredible but the horns were a bit too loud and annoying. Not only players, broadcasters, and crew members kept complaining to PCB about the annoying instrument.

After taking into consideration, PCB has now officially taken the step to ban the vuvuzelas and has placed multiple banners outside Gaddafi Stadium to inform the fans that the vuvuzelas can no longer be used.

Earlier in 2010, Vuvuzelas became popular during the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. The noisy instrument became the center of controversy as the football players urged FIFA to ban its use during matches.

The use of vuvuzelas is banned in various stadiums including the home of cricket Lords, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Wembley Stadium, and Wimbledon.