Asia Cup 2023 Controversy: Ex-PCB Chairman Najam Sethi Criticizes Jay Shah-led ACC’s Decision to Favor Sri Lanka instead of UAE

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India-Pakistan Match Called Off Due to Rain

India-Pakistan Match Called Off Due to Rain

Disappointment for Cricket Fans and Experts

Cricket fans and experts were left disappointed after the India-Pakistan match got called off due to rain after the first innings. The two heavyweight teams played at a neutral venue in Sri Lanka since India refused to travel to Pakistan. Following this, a hybrid model was accepted by both boards.

Rain Disrupts Game at Pallekele Stadium

The match was held at the Pallekele Stadium, but it was disrupted twice during the first innings. Later, the rain intensified and the umpires decided to cancel the game. Additionally, there is a possibility that India’s match against Nepal on September 4th may also be affected by rainfall.

Former PCB Chairman Criticizes ACC

Meanwhile, former PCB chairman Najam Sethi took a dig at ACC where he slammed the council for not selecting UAE as the hosts and gave lame excuses to shift the tournament to Sri Lanka.

“Politics Over Sport”, Says Sethi

“How disappointing! Rain mars the greatest contest in cricket. But this was forecast. As PCB Chair, I urged the ACC to play in UAE but poor excuses were made to accommodate Sri Lanka. Too hot in Dubai, they said. But it was as hot as when the Asia Cup was played there last time in Sep 2022 or when the IPL was played there in April 2014 and Sep 2020. Politics over sport. Unforgivable!”

Successor of Najam Sethi

Najam Sethi was succeeded by Zaka Ashraf.

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