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Reserve day for India vs Pakistan recreation – ‘You’re looking at a catastrophe,’ says Arjuna Ranatunga

Criticising the choice so as to add a reserve day for the Asia Cup Tremendous 4 match between Pakistan and India – the one recreation within the match aside from the ultimate to get the benefit – after the match had began, Arjuna Ranatunga has warned that favouring one staff (learn India) over others will put worldwide cricket in peril.

“You are taking the Asia Cup. You will have guidelines earlier than the match, however earlier than that one recreation, they modified the principles,” Ranatunga was quoted by PTI as saying at an interplay with members of the media. “The place is ACC? The place is ICC? I’m not very snug when you’ve a match the place you alter guidelines for one staff. You’re looking at a catastrophe sooner or later.

“I really feel very unhappy for ICC and ACC as a result of they only wish to maintain the positions. Former cricketers too do not open, just because they want the bucks.”

The Asia Cup had began on August 30, and the marquee Pakistan vs India contest on September 2 produced no end result after rain compelled the match to be deserted after one innings. That match was hosted in Pallekele. The enjoying situations have been then modified on September 8, two days earlier than the Pakistan vs India Tremendous 4 recreation in Colombo, giving that recreation a reserve day.

On the time, Bangladesh coach Chandika Hathurusinghe and Sri Lanka coach Chris Silverwood had expressed their shock on the replace. “I have not seen this type of factor in one other match, this altering guidelines in the course of the match,” Hathurusinghe had stated at a press convention, whereas Silverwood had stated, “It was somewhat shock once I first heard [that].”

“I will not be stunned if they modify the rule earlier than the India-Pakistan recreation [at the upcoming ODI World Cup],” Ranatunga went on. “ICC will preserve their mouth shut and say ‘okay, do it’. ICC simply talks garbage, nothing occurs.”

Ranatunga stated world cricket shouldn’t be ruled by one board or particular person, and that different boards ought to get up for his or her rights.

“Why do the opposite nations permit that to occur,” Ranatunga stated. “As a result of the BCCI is highly effective, or one specific individual is highly effective. No, it might probably’t occur like that. They need to have given an additional day for all of the video games if that was the case.”



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