Ahead of the much-anticipated encounter against India of the ongoing Asia Cup 2018, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed has expressed unhappiness over the venue privileges that the Men in Blue have got in the tournament. Follow here for live updates
India, as per the initial schedule, were supposed to travel to Abu Dhabi to play two matches there. However, certain changes in the schedule in the schedule saw them playing all their matches in Dubai only. However, all the other teams in the tournament play some of their matches in Abu Dhabi too.
On the eve of the match, Sarfraz was questioned about this to which he replied, “If you look at the schedule, even if India lose pool match, they still play in Dubai. Travelling is an issue. If you have to travel 90 minutes and then play matches with a gap of a single day, then it is challenging.”
“I believe it should have been same for all the teams, irrespective of whether it is India or Pakistan. I don’t know what was Asian Cricket Council’s thought behind this. I think PCB is looking into the matter,” the Pakistan skipper added.
Both the teams have won their opening games against Hong Kong and have moved to the Super Fours. The cricket rivalry between the two Asian giants will resume almost after a year. The two teams last played against each other in the Champions Trophy 2017 final when Pakistan defeated India by 180 runs.