A controversy has arisen ahead of India and New Zealand World Cup 2023 semi-final match. The English media has accused the BCCI of making the pitch in its own way. The report claims that the pitch has been prepared without any approval from the ICC. Pat Cummins, the captain of the Australian team in the second semi-final, also reacted to this after the pitch controversy came to light.
Australian captain Pat Cummins was asked a question related to Mumbai’s pitch change at a press conference ahead of the second semi-final match of the World Cup 2023 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens on Thursday, November 16, saying that the I.C.C. It has its own pitch curator. Who manages it? He has also said that there is no possibility of pitch change or tampering. Cummins also said that he has no problem with any pitch in the World Cup.
Pat Cummins said, “Obviously the ICC has an independent pitch curator who manages it. I’m sure they’re making sure it’s fair for both teams. So far in this tournament, I’ve seen the matches we’ve played. No. Any problem (pitch related).” The Australian team has won 7 out of 9 matches and is going to contest another final against South Africa.
So far 45 league matches have been played for the World Cup 2023 and no one has complained about the pitch. However, there was a slight problem in the outfield at the Dharamshala Stadium, which was common for all. Apart from this, no other stadium-related issues have come to light, but the English media has tried to spoil the fun of the World Cup ahead of the knockout matches. However, fans are also waiting for BCCI’s reaction.