While the decision to add a reserve day only for the India-Pakistan Super Four clash came under the scanner, the Bangladesh Cricket Board clarified the decision was made with consent from all teams.
Hours after a controversial reserve day was added for the forthcoming India versus Pakistan Asia Cup 2023 Super Four contest, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) stated that the preventative measure was given the go- ahead by all four brigades on Friday.
The event, marred by heavy rain in Sri Lanka, was listed to hold only one Super Four game in Pakistan (Pakistan vs Bangladesh) with the remaining games, including the final slated to be held at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Still, patient rains in the capital megacity had cited the possibility of a shift in venue to Hambantota before the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) decided to stay put with Colombo.
In the group stages, the high- octane clash between India and Pakistan in Pallekele was the only match to substantiation a flop. The probability of another heavy spell of rain during their clash on Sunday urged the organisers to add a reserve day on Monday. When the event institutions were originally blazoned, only the final had a reserve day.
Still, the match will continue on 11th September 2023 from the point it was suspended, ” stated the advisory, “ If adverse rainfall suspends play during the Pakistan vs India game.
“In such an eventuality, ticket- holders are advised to hold on to their match tickets which will remain valid and will be utilised for the reserve day. ”
While the decision has come under the scanner, the BCB took to X (formerly Twitter) and said “ A reserve day for India Pakistan contest in Super 11 Asia Cup Super 4 stage has been added that effectively revised the Asia Cup playing condition. To clarify on the position, the decision was taken with the concurrence of all four sharing brigades and ACC. ”
“I haven’t seen anything like this earlier. This is commodity new. It’s not ideal, ” said Chandika Hathurusingha, the Bangladesh head trainer, on Friday ahead of his platoon’s clash against Sri Lanka.
“We’d love to have an redundant day as well. Other than that I don’t have important to note on because they (specialized commission) have made a decision. There’s a specialized commission( in Asia Cup) represented by every sharing country. They might have decided it with some other reason. ”
Chris Silverwood, Hathurasingha’s Sri Lanka counterpart, was a little more conservative. “” Little surprised when I first heard, but at the same time we aren’t the organisers of the competition so not a lot we can do about that, ” Silverwood said.
“To be honest, it’ll be a problem if the reserve day also provides points to the brigades and not someone differently, but nothing we can do about it, so we keep preparing and do the stylish we can. ” Know More Latest Asia Cup News…