All the remaining matches of the Asia Cup will be held at the Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Among those matches, only the India-Pak match has a reserve day. The match between the two teams in the league stage was canceled due to rain. Only India batted. Pakistan did not get a chance to bat. In this context, reliable sources said that the Asian Cricket Council has taken this decision due to the importance of this match and financial reasons.
Criticism is coming for allocating a reserve day for the India-Pakistan match and not the other matches in the Super-4. “This kind of discrimination has not been seen anywhere in the tournament. If given, a reserve day should be given for the matches played by all the teams. Otherwise no match is needed. What is this special arrangement, forgetting the spirit of sportsmanship that all teams and matches are equal? If any of the remaining matches are canceled due to rain and the respective teams are limited to one point, it will be an injustice to them,” said the teams of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, who have qualified for the Asia Cup Super-4. Bangladesh coach Hathurasinghe and Sri Lanka coach Silverwood commented that they want to have a reserve day for their match as well.
However, it remains to be seen whether the Asian Cricket Council will respond to these criticisms and the appeal of the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh teams. Apart from the India-Pak match in the Super-4, there is a reserve day for the final match as well.