IND vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2024: ICC Breaks Silence On Criticism Over New York Pitch Conditions

The game between IND vs PAK will take place at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, which has become one of the most discussed topics off-lately.

IND vs PAK: The much-awaited India vs Pakistan clash in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is all set to take place on Sunday, June 9th. The game between the two arch-rivals will take place at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, which has become one of the most discussed topics off-lately.

Meanwhile, ahead of the India vs Pakistan clash in the T20 World Cup 2024, the pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York came under massive scanner. The surface of the pitch has been receiving a lot of criticism for its uneven bounce and has even seen players getting injured.

Low-Scoring Matches Raise Concerns

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During the game between India and Ireland, Indian captain Rohit Sharma and keeper-batter Rishabh Pant faced a lot of blows on the board and it saw India’s captain walking off the field as retired hurt. On the other hand, Pant looked in a lot of pain but battled hard to finish the game for his side.

Besides the uneven bounce, the pitch in New York has seen a lot of movement off the surface. The pitch has been deemed lethal for batters as fast bowlers have looked unplayable and have taken a lot of wickets.

The pitch first came under the scanner after the game between Sri Lanka and South Africa. The island nation was bundled out after scoring just 77 runs while the South African cricket team took over 16 overs to chase down the target at the loss of 4 wickets on the way.

IND vs PAK, T20 World Cup 2024: ICC Breaks Silence On Criticism Over New York Pitch Conditions

ICC Admits to Shortcomings Ahead Of IND vs PAK

ICC also released the official statement about the pitch at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York, ahead of the much-awaited IND vs PAK. ICC stated that the pitch hasn’t been as consistent as they would’ve wanted but the groundsmen are working hard to better the surface. The statement read:

“T20 Inc. [the organising committee] and the ICC recognise that the pitches used so far at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium have not played as consistently as we would have all wanted. The world-class grounds team have been working hard since the conclusion of yesterday’s game to remedy the situation and deliver the best possible surfaces for the remaining matches.”

With the IND vs PAK clash, there have been a lot of speculations about the pitch. It was being said that the game between the two arch-rivals would be moved to a different venue, however, as per a report in Times London, the IND vs PAK game is unlikely to be moved and will be played at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium only