India want their September 19 encounter against Pakistan to be rescheduled

India wants their September 19 encounter against Pakistan to be rescheduled

Pakistan and India are supposed to face off in an Asia Cup contest on September 19 in Dubai, however, BCCI wants the game to be rescheduled.

As per CricketNext, BCCI is unhappy with the fact that India are scheduled to face an Asia Cup qualifier on September 18 and have to take on the arch-rivals next day.

On the other hand, Pakistan have their match against a qualifier on September 16, so they will have a good two-day rest before coming up against India.

A senior BCCI official has coined this scheduling as ‘mindless’ and wants the date of the game to be revised.

“The scheduling is mindless. There appears to be zero application of mind,” a senior BCCI official told CricketNext report.

“How can you accept a scenario where India plays a game today and tomorrow it will face its arch-rival Pakistan who will have a two-day period of rest,” he added. “This is unacceptable and has to be revisited. Maybe for the organisers, it is just a money-spinning game but for us, it is important that there be equity in scheduling,” he further said.

Pakistan and India will meet for the first time after Champions Trophy 2017 final, where the Men in Green dominated and won the all-important contest by 180 runs.