ICC to Review Mickey Arthur’s Comments on “Ind vs Pak BCCI Event” After World Cup Clash

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The International Cricket Council is set to examine Pakistan team director Mickey Arthur’s recent comments on the Ind vs Pak BCCI Event.


Highly-anticipated India-Pakistan World Cup match took place on October 14 in Ahmedabad Stadium.

Arthur expressed his opinion that the match felt more like a “bilateral series” than an authentic international encounter due to the atmosphere at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.

Arthur openly acknowledged that the visibly partisan crowd had a profound impact on his team after they suffered a seven-wicket defeat.

Notably, Pakistani supporters were absent from the venue, as no visas were granted for their entry. Only a small contingent of Pakistani journalists and fans of Pakistani origin managed to attend.

Arthur stated, “It didn’t seem like an ICC event, to be brutally honest. It seemed like a bilateral series; it seemed like a BCCI event.”

In response to Arthur’s comments, ICC chairman Greg Barclay appeared to downplay them, categorizing them as typical comments that such events often receive.

He noted, “Every event that we have, there are always criticisms from various quarters.”

He further stated that the ICC will assess feedback and aim to enhance future World Cups and cricket offerings, adding,

“I’m satisfied that it will still be an outstanding World Cup.”

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had previously faced criticism for delaying the announcement of the World Cup fixture list until three months before the tournament began. The schedule was also modified shortly after its initial release. Fans voiced concerns about online ticketing issues and matches not featuring the host team witnessed lower attendance.

This review by the ICC follows an intense and highly anticipated clash between India and Pakistan, an event that always draws substantial attention from cricket enthusiasts around the world.

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