Since India thrashed Pakistan in a high-voltage game, a series of comments and reviews have come up sparking debates. But the spotlight was caught by Mickey Arthur’s comments which will be reviewed by the International Cricket Council. Yes, it is true that ICC will review Mickey Arthur’s Bilateral Series comment, who is Pakistan Team Director. Not to mention, India hammered Pakistan in the ICC World Cup by seven wickets at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad where 1.3 lakh visitors were supporting Team India. But during the post-match presentation, the director of the Pakistan Team, Mickey Arthur commented that the match was more of a bilateral series than an ICC event, which caused widespread controversy and led the ICC to conduct a review. Since Mickey Arthur commented, people have been involved in debates. Let’s delve deep into the details and find out more details. Swipe down the page.
As the Indian government did not approve the visas of Pakistani fans to visit India to watch a cricket match at the Narendra Modi Stadium which hosted 1.3 lakh Indian fans on Saturday, October 14, 2023, the Pakistan Cricket Team felt the absence of their supporters and fans at the stands. The director of the Pakistan cricket team, Mickey Arthur said that the boys had no support on the ground. Only a handful of Pakistani journalists were approved by the Indian government for the ICC World Cup.
Mickey Arthur said after the result of the Ind vs Pak match, “Look, I’d be lying if I said it did [not affect us]. It didn’t seem like an ICC event, to be brutally honest. It seemed like a bilateral series; it seemed like a BCCI event.” While reacting to Arthur’s criticism, ICC’s Greg Barclay said “Every event that we have, there are always criticisms from various quarters. 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.” Greg Barclay further added that ICC would take it as it played out and got to the end of the event. Mickey Arthur expressed his concern which will be reviewed by ICC officials.