Netizens troll ACC president Jay Shah as SLC, BCB agree to reserve day for Ind-Pak clash
Netizens didn't like the fact that a reserve day was set aside for the India-Pakistan Super Four match in the current Asia Cup. They took to 'X', formerly Twitter, to troll Jay Shah, the head of the Asian Cricket Council.
The India-Pakistan Super Four match will be moved to a reserve day, as agreed by the organising committee. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made the announcement on Friday. But some Internet users didn't like it, and they took to social media to criticise the ACC head.
Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka's coaches spoke out against the choice at a press conference before the Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh Super Four match.
In a press conference before Bangladesh's second Super Four match in the Asia Cup, against Sri Lanka, Chandika Hathurusinghe didn't seem happy that the organising committee had set aside a reserve day for the Pakistan vs. India Super Four match, which was set to be played on September 10 in Colombo.
There is a big chance of rain for the Super Four games that are coming up, so Hathurusinghe said that giving a reserve day to just one game is "not ideal" and that they would have liked to have reserve days for all of their Super Four games.
At a news conference, he said, "I've never seen rules change in the middle of a tournament before." "I'm sure there is a technical group with people from every country that is taking part. They must have chosen because of something else.
No, it's not the best. We, too, would love an extra day. Hathurusinghe said, "Other than that, I don't have much to say because they've already decided."
"Once you make a choice, we don't have much to say about it. If we had been asked before, we would have something to say. Since it's already done, I have nothing to worry about. "We just do what we're told to do," he said.
Sri Lanka's coach, Chris Silverwood, was also surprised by the move. He said that it could be a problem if the reserve day gives points to one team and hurts the other teams if rain cancels all of their games.
"When I first heard it, I was a little surprised," he said. "But we don't run the tournament, so there's not much we can do about that.
I don't think it will be a problem unless the backup day gives someone else points and affects us or someone else. We can't do anything about it. Silverwood said at a press conference, "We get to work preparing and do the best we can."
Meanwhile, here's how netizens targetted Shah on X: