India and Pakistan are getting ready for the big clash on Sunday during the ongoing Cricket World Cup. Yousuf said with their families around it was a big distraction for the players and with important matches coming up he was anxious about the results. On Thursday, India's game against New Zealand was washed out in Nottingham.
Next year's Asia Cup is scheduled for September before the World T20 in Australia.
"In the last couple of days we have experienced more than twice the average monthly rainfall for June which is usually the third driest month in the United Kingdom", he said. The weather forecast for the upcoming games is not promising at all. The legendary batsman took to Instagram to post a hilarious picture showing some individuals playing cricket inside a water body. This has never happened in the tournament's history and the fans have been lashing out at the International Cricket Council (ICC) for not placing reserve days for the group stage encounters. Now only the World Cup semi-finals and final have a reserve day factored in.
The latest to join the chorus of criticism of advertisements produced by Star Sports to promote their coverage of India vs Pakistan match in the ICC 2019 World Cup on June 16 is the chief of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Ehsan Mani.
"It would impact pitch preparation, team recovery and travel days, accommodation and venue availability, tournament staffing, volunteer and match officials' availability, broadcast logistics and very importantly, the spectators who in some instances travel hours to be at the game. There is also no guarantee that the reserve day would be free from rain either", he added.