In the ICC World Cup 2023, some former Pakistan cricketers have alleged that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is tampering with pitches and balls, thereby benefiting Indian cricketers. The first name in this list is Hasan Raza. While Pakistan veteran former cricketers Wasim Akram, Moeen Khan, Misbah ul Haq and senior cricketer Shoaib Malik have praised the Indian pitches during the World Cup 2023. Not only that, Shoaib Malik even said that Pakistan cricket team should learn from Team India and improve their game. Moin Khan said that batsmen have scored runs, fast bowlers and spinners have also taken wickets during the World Cup.
Moin Khan said, ‘World Cup 2023 ICC should be appreciated as they have prepared great pitches for this World Cup. Here the batsmen have also scored runs, the ball has swung, the fast bowlers have helped and the spinners have also taken wickets. Wasim Akram, Shoaib Malik, Moeen Khan and Misbah ul Haq are part of the panel of Pakistan cricket show The Pavilion. Ahead of the India vs New Zealand World Cup 2023 semi-final match, this panel had a good discussion about the pitches during the World Cup.
Shoaib Malik meanwhile said, ‘Indian cricketers have benefited from this, the team is at the top, the reason being that their cricketers have experience playing on all types of pitches. Pakistan cricket should also think about this. This can improve the game. The first semi-final match of the ICC World Cup 2023 will be played today between India and New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The second semi-final match will be played between South Africa and Australia on November 16 in Kolkata. The Indian cricket team is the only team in this tournament which has not lost a single match in the league round.