Cricket World Cup

Pitch change in semi-final, ICC statement comes out

Pitch change in semi-final, ICC statement comes out. The statement of the International Cricket Council (ICC) on behalf of the Indian Cricket Board regarding the change of pitch in the first semi-final of the World Cup between India and New Zealand came out.

The British media accused the BCCI of changing the pitch for the semi-final between New Zealand and India at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.

According to the British media, the BCCI changed the pitch of the semi-final match without the permission of the ICC, and the Indian board decided to use the pitch that was used twice in the World Cup once again.

British media reports suggested that India chose a spinner-friendly pitch to help their spinners, pitch number 7 was to be used for the semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, which had not been used before.

ICC Statement on Pitch Change

ICC issued a statement on the pitch change in the semi-finals and said that the World Cup is a long event and pitch change is a normal thing, pitch change has happened many times in the event.

The ICC in its statement said that the change of pitch before the semi-final was done on the recommendation of the Ground Curator, the host nation, with the knowledge of the ICC’s pitch consultant.

Earlier, when the BCCI officials were asked about this, they said that these changes were made on the suggestions of the Gujarat Cricket Association, while the Gujarat Cricket Association said that they did so on the instructions of the BCCI. on which were directly sent to him by the Indian team management.

It should be noted that in the first semi-final of the ICC ODI World Cup, India gave New Zealand a mountain-like target of 398 runs to win thanks to the brilliant centuries of Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer.

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