Venkatesh Prasad Slams ACC Over Controversial Reserve Day Decision for India-Pakistan Clash

Venkatesh Prasad criticizes ACC’s reserve day decision for India-Pakistan clash, stirring controversy among coaches and cricket fans. Uncover the debate here.

Former Indian fast bowler, Venkatesh Prasad, has strongly criticized the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) for 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 was called off due to inclement weather, and with the looming threat of another heavy rain spell on the day of their rescheduled match, the ACC opted to include a reserve day on Monday.

This move by the ACC has stirred controversy, especially since similar provisions haven’t been extended to the other Super Four matches.


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Sri Lanka’s coach, Chris Silverwood, and Bangladesh’s coach, Chandika Hathurasingha, expressed their dissatisfaction with ACC’s unilateral decision to allocate a reserve day exclusively for the India-Pakistan Super 4s clash.

Prasad, echoing these sentiments, expressed his disapproval of the ACC’s decision. He argued that it would be unfair and unethical to apply different rules to just two participating teams.

“If these reports are accurate, it’s truly shameless. The organizers have undermined the integrity of the tournament by having disparate rules for only two teams. In the pursuit of fairness, it would only be just if the match is abandoned on the first day, allowing the possibility of even heavier rain on the second day to thwart any nefarious schemes,” Prasad voiced on X.