Venkatesh Prasad Slams ACC Over India-Pakistan Match: Alleges Unfair Treatment
Former Indian cricketer Venkatesh Prasad criticizes ACC’s decision to grant a reserve day for India-Pakistan Super 4s match, sparking controversy.
Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad has strongly criticized the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) following their decision to introduce a reserve day for the India vs. Pakistan Super 4s match scheduled for Sunday.
The initial encounter between India and Pakistan had to be abandoned due to inclement weather conditions, and concerns about another heavy rain spell during their scheduled Sunday clash prompted the organizers to include a reserve day on Monday.
This move by the ACC has stirred controversy, as the other Super 4s matches have not been granted the same privilege.
Both Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood and Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurasingha expressed their dissatisfaction with the ACC’s unilateral decision to allocate a reserve day specifically for the India-Pakistan Super 4s match.
Prasad, too, joined in criticizing the ACC’s decision. The former fast bowler argued that it would be unfair and unethical if the rules were applied differently for just these two teams.
“If this is indeed true, it reflects an absolute lack of integrity. Organizers have turned this tournament into a mockery, and it raises ethical concerns to conduct a competition where the rules vary for just two teams. In the spirit of fairness, it would only be justifiable if the match is abandoned on the first day, should it rain even more heavily on the second day, and these nefarious plans not succeed,” Prasad expressed on X.