Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar desires somebody to search out the “actual story” behind Asia Cup ‘Tremendous 4’ matches not being shifted out of Colombo to a a lot drier Hambantota and feels at occasions, even gamers want to have a look at the “greater image”.
The Asia Cup, which is being hosted by PCB, is being held in a ‘Hybrid Mannequin’ with India taking part in all their matches in Sri Lanka after refusing to journey to Pakistan.
With heavy rains predicted in Colombo via the week, there have been talks of shifting matches to Hambantota however the Asian Cricket Council has caught to its authentic itinerary.
“Properly, someone ought to discover the true story. It seems from cricketing factors, that it was in all probability the gamers who did not need to go to Hambantota. So directors, needed to on the final second, change it from Hambantota to Colombo regardless of realizing Colombo might have fairly dicey climate,” Gavaskar advised ‘Sports activities At present’.
However the former India captain clarified that he was not referring to gamers from any explicit nation. “After I meant gamers, I did not imply gamers of 1 staff however gamers of all groups that had been purported to be there,” he mentioned.
Gavaskar additionally sympathized with directors as usually they get the tough finish of the stick from the followers, who’re lacking out on high quality cricket resulting from inclement climate. “It’s straightforward to level fingers at directors and they are often simply made scapegoats. It’s actually necessary to search out out why regardless of realizing that the climate forecast of Colombo will not be good, matches weren’t held in Hambantota,” he mentioned.
Gavaskar is just not averse to modern-day gamers having a say in scheduling of matches however he additionally desires them to be accommodating when there are some unforseen circumstances, like poor climate on this case.
Rain also can play spoilsport on September 10 when India is scheduled to face Pakistan for the second time within the event. The primary recreation between the arch-rivals was referred to as off resulting from rain.
“Clearly, you need gamers to be in good psychological area. The gymnasium amenities, apply amenities should be good however at occasions like these, we have to take a look at the bigger image and Hambantota had much less likelihood of rain and Colombo has extra likelihood of rain. And once I say experimentation, it’s a likelihood to arrange for the World Cup. However under no circumstances I’m saying that the Asia Cup is much less necessary. We additionally have to win the event,” he mentioned.