Shahid Afridi, a former cricketer for Pakistan, has accused the ICC of being “unfair” for supporting India. Shahid Afridi stated while appearing on a Samaa television show,
“You saw the ground how wet it was. But ICC is inclined toward India. They want to ensure India reaches the semi-finals at any cost. The umpires were also the same who officiated India vs Pakistan & will get the best umpire awards.”
On Wednesday, responses from across the visitor came up after India crushed Bangladesh by five runs in a downpour-diminished T20 World Cup match.
India batted first and scored 184/6 in 20 overs. Litton Das‘s 21-ball half-century gave Bangladesh a strong start in the chase. Be that as it may, after Bangladesh came to 66/0 out of seven overs, a downpour hindered play. After a brief period of rain, play resumed in the T20 World Cup, and Bangladesh was given a revised target of 151 runs in 16 overs against India.
“Given the amount of rain that happened, the game resumed immediately after the break. It is very evident that many things were involved, the ICC, India playing, and the pressure that comes with it, there are many factors involved. But Litton’s batting was amazing. He played positive cricket. After six overs, we felt that if Bangladesh didn’t lose wickets for another 2-3 overs, they would have won the match. Overall, the fight shown by Bangladesh was brilliant.”
Shahid Afridi added.
India has the chance to reach the semifinals on Sunday if they win against Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, Pakistan also has a chance if they beat Bangladesh but they need to win over India or South Africa.
The Super 12 Group 2 semi-final qualification scenarios remain intriguing heading into Sunday’s final round of T20 World Cup group matches thanks to Pakistan’s 33-run victory over South Africa in Sydney.