Pakistan women team captain Bismah Maroof expressed her disappointment over the split-points decision that the ICC had declared.
The ICC decided to split the points between India and Pakistan for the ICC Women’s ODI Championship. With that, India had instantly qualified for the semis while Pakistan would have to fight their way through qualifying rounds.
With that, Pakistan women’s captain Bismah Maroof expressed her dismay in a video conference held by the PCB. Maroof said, ‘The decision really was disappointing. Because we'd been waiting for a long time to play India and I'm sure our board was working on it. But I remember we weren't able to get a response. It was quite disappointing’.
The PCB is currently studying the ICC’s decision and they may consider knocking on their doors if it’s necessary. Supposedly, arch-rivals India and Pakistan are going to face one another in the sixth out of seven rounds of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship 2017-20. The points which will be gathered will then be considered for the qualification for the 2021 World Cup.
However, due to ICC’s call that the match is a ‘force majeure event’, the points had been split up after the match had been postponed amid COVID-19. As per Maroof, India’s qualification would have been easier for them to accept if they had played the game.
As of now, Pakistan awaits for the confirmation of their qualifying match in Sri Lanka to be held in July. To learn more about ODIs which are being played by the Pakistan women’s team, check out Betwala.
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