Basit Ali accuses ICC of rigging other teams for India vs Pakistan matches in T20 World Cup 2024

India vs Pakistan and Basit Ali

Cricket matches between India and Pakistan are highly anticipated and generate great enthusiasm and passion among fans on both sides of the border. The border rivalry between the two nations creates an electric atmosphere in the stadiums when they face each other in multinational events.

From packed stadiums to record audiences around the world, the passion for the games between India and Pakistan is simply incomparable. The applause of the fans at every delivery, boundary and wicket makes the matches between India and Pakistan one of the most exciting and emotionally charged games in the game.

As the cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan remains one of the most intense and anticipated matches in the game, former Pakistan cricketer Basit Ali has added fuel to the excitement surrounding the much-awaited clash in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024 with its surprising declaration. .

ICC eyes two clashes between India and Pakistan in 2024 T20 World Cup, says Basit Ali

Ali asserted the possibility of not just one but two India-Pakistan matches during the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 in the US and West Indies, starting June 1. He even claimed that the ICC has strategically designed the schedule to facilitate another India vs Pakistan. clash, potentially in the semi-finals or even the final, depending on the teams’ performances.

The former Pakistani cricketer also said that the venue of another match between India and Pakistan would be revealed later as they will face each other in the T20 World Cup 2024 pool match at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York on June 9. .

While the prospect of two high-stakes encounters between the arch-rivals has certainly caught the attention of cricket fans, Ali said the Indian cricket team looks strong and fit, but Pakistan’s inconsistent form could throw water on the plans. of the ICC.

He also emphasized the importance of Pakistan captain Babar Azam’s opening for the team to boost its chances in the 20-team tournament. Pakistan will open its campaign against the United States on June 6 in Texas.

Basit Ali said on his YouTube channel: “The ICC wants India and Pakistan to have two matches in the World Cup. They have drawn up the schedule so that the two teams can meet again, either in the semifinal or the final. We will know the place in due course. Now it all depends on performance. Pakistan are a bit down on form, while India, on the other hand, have played IPL and seem in good form. For Pakistan to perform well, Babar needs to open up.”

Here is India’s squad for the T20 World Cup 2024:

Rohit Sharma (c), Hardik Pandya, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Sanju Samson, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj.

Reserves: Shubman Gill, Rinku Singh, Khaleel Ahmed, Avesh Khan.

Pakistan squad for T20 World Cup 2024:

Babar Azam (c), Abrar Ahmed, Azam Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Saim Ayub, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Khan.