BCCI President Roger Binny slammed Shahid Afridi for accusing ICC of being biased with India in T20 WC
India began their World Cup in an incredible manner. They defeated archrival Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which gave them much-needed momentum. The Men in Blue are at the top of the table in Group 2 and are looking good to qualify for the semis.
India suffered its only defeat at the hands of South Africa. However, India bounced back well to beat Bangladesh in a rain-affected game. And that win didn't go well with many Pakistani and Bangladeshi fans. Even some former Pakistan cricketers and cricket analysts couldn't digest that win.
Former Pakistani skipper Shahid Afridi was one of against and he went on to accuse the International Cricket Council (ICC) of being biased with India and saying that the ICC wanted India to play in the semi-final of the tournament.
In an interview on Samaa TV, Afridi said, "ICC is inclined towards India. They want to ensure India reaches the semi-finals at any cost. The umpires were also the same who officiated India vs Pakistan & will get the best umpire awards."
He also said that the umpires started the game between India and Bangladesh just after the rain break, despite the wet outfield. However, now the new president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has opened up on that statement from Afridi.
In an interview with ANI, the newly appointed BCCI president, Roger Binny, said that it was not a right statement from Shahid Afridi, and the ICC has never favorably treated the India team in any way in the ongoing T20 World Cup in Australia.
He said, "Not fair. I don't think we're favoured by ICC. Everyone gets same treatment. No way in which you can say that. What do we get different from other teams? India is a big powerhouse in cricket but we're all treated the same."
After India's win against Bangladesh, Pakistan came close to being knocked out of the tournament. India needs a win against Zimbabwe in their last game, and Pakistan will hope either Zimbabwe beats India or the Netherlands beats South Africa on Sunday.