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Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Pak-India match: Pakistan will not practice in New York stadium

Team India has played a match against Ireland, making them better prepared for the match and conditions. Moreover, the International Cricket Council has also agreed to address the concerns regarding the stadium's pitch.

Pakistan will not get to practice at the Nassau Country Cricket Stadium in New York ahead of their second match against India on June 9th, 2024.

Pakistan will practice only for three hours at the Cantiague Park before the mega clash. India has been staying in New York since arriving in the USA. Sources claim having stayed and practicing there, team India is better aware of the conditions.

Team India has played a match against Ireland, making them better prepared for the match and conditions.

Moreover, the International Cricket Council has also agreed to address the concerns regarding the stadium’s pitch.

“T20 Inc and the ICC recognize that the pitches used so far at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium have not played as consistently as we would have all wanted,” the ICC said in a statement.

“The world-class grounds team has been working hard since the conclusion of yesterday’s game to remedy the situation and deliver the best possible surfaces for the remaining matches.”

In a historic upset at the T20 World Cup, the USA secured a thrilling Super Over victory against Pakistan in Texas. Both teams scored 159 in their 20 overs at Grand Prairie Stadium, with the USA, debuting as tournament co-hosts, tying Pakistan’s total by scoring 14 runs in the final over.

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In the Super Over, the USA batted first and put immense pressure on Pakistan by scoring 18 for one. Aaron Jones contributed 11 runs before being run out, and seven additional runs came from extras. Pakistan’s Iftikhar Ahmed managed five runs off three balls before being brilliantly caught by Nitish Kumar near the boundary. USA bowler Saurabh Netravalkar then limited Pakistan to 13 for one.

After already defeating Canada in their opener by seven wickets, Group A leaders USA now have a strong chance of advancing to the Super 8s round. The top two teams from each of the four groups move on to the last eight of the tournament.