Asia Cup 2023: PCB Vs BCCI Again As Pakistan Board Demand Compensation For Rain-Hit Games, Including India Vs Pakistan Clash
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are at odds again because the PCB chairman, Zaka Ashraf, sent an email to the Asian Cricket Council, which is led by Jay Shah, the BCCI secretary, asking for compensation for matches that were rained out during the Asia Cup 2023 in Sri Lanka.
Last Saturday, India's Group A match against Pakistan was rained out before the second game even started. India's second match against Nepal at the Pallekele International Stadium in Kandy was also cut short by rain.
Reports say that PCB chief Zaka Ashraf has sent an email to the head of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), Jay Shah, asking for money for the Asia Cup 2023 games that will be held in Sri Lanka. In an email, Zaka Ashraf said that there weren't as many ticket sales as planned because it rained all the time in Sri Lanka. So, he wanted the money to make up for it.
The Asia Cup 2023 is being held in a "hybrid format," with 4 of the games taking place in Pakistan and the rest in Sri Lanka. But PCB is the official host of the event, so they are in charge of setting up the games.
Team India, which is led by Rohit Sharma, has played two games in the Asia Cup so far. In both of them, it has rained. In their game against Nepal, which they won by 10 wickets, they used the Duckworth-Lewis method. However, their game against Pakistan was completely rained out. Both of the games took place in Pallekele.
But there have been questions about the prices that PCB set for tickets to the India games in the group stage. seats to the much-hyped India vs. Pakistan game cost $5, but seats to the India vs. Nepal game cost $10.
The game between India and Pakistan in the Super 4 clash, which will take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, also has a 90% chance of rain, according to the weather forecast.
On Wednesday, Najam Sethi, who used to be head of the PCB, criticised the ACC for not moving the Super Four stage from Colombo to Hambantota, as had been said earlier.
"BCCI/ACC told PCB today that they had chosen to move the next India-Pak match from Colombo to Hambantota because it was going to rain. Within an hour, they changed their minds and said that the meeting would be in Colombo. What's happening? Does India worry about playing Pakistan and losing? Look at the weather report! Sethi typed.
Pakistan beat Bangladesh at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore on Wednesday to start the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023.