ICC chair Barclay on Arthur comment: ‘Will overview all criticisms’

Arthur admitted after his aspect’s seven-wicket loss that with barely any Pakistan presence on the packed Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the staff was affected by the partisan crowd. Pakistani followers have been conspicuous by their absence on the floor, with no followers having acquired visas to journey throughout the border. Only a handful of Pakistani journalists made it in time to cowl the match, and a small variety of Pakistani-origin followers who’re residents/residents of different nations.

“Look, I’d be lying if I said it did [not affect us],” Arthur mentioned after the match. “It didn’t seem like an ICC event, to be brutally honest. It seemed like a bilateral series; it seemed like a BCCI event.”

Asked to answer Arthur’s feedback, ICC chairman Greg Barclay appeared to downplay them because the form of criticism that’s par for the course at such tournaments. “Every event that we have, there’s always criticisms from various quarters,” Barclay was quoted as saying by AFP in Mumbai, the place he was attending the International Olympic Committee Session, which voted for T20 cricket’s inclusion within the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.

“Things that perhaps we’ll take away and try to work on, try to do better… so this event’s only [at] the start. Let’s see how the whole thing plays out and we’ll go away and we’ll review what could change, what we can do better, how we can improve World Cups and the general offering around cricket.

“We will simply take it because it performs out, get to the top of the occasion. I’m glad that it’s going to nonetheless be an impressive World Cup.”

While the India vs Pakistan contest was watched by a record crowd – both at the ground and globally – the organisers have not yet put out the official attendance.

The Ahmedabad venue is the largest ground in cricket in terms of capacity with over 110,000 seats.

ESPNcricinfo has despatched a question to each the ICC and the BCCI, the match hosts. There has additionally been no response from ICC and BCCI to a question on to what number of seats have been formally placed on sale for the marquee contest. When the plan for ticket gross sales for the match was launched in late August, the BCCI had mentioned September 3 was slotted solely for the India vs Pakistan recreation tickets. On October 8, the BCCI introduced it was placing an extra 14,000 tickets on sale for the match. Three days later, the BCCI put out a put up on X (previously Twitter) asserting that one other set of tickets – no numbers revealed – initially meant for its official companions, was being bought.

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