Team India's journey in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 came to a disheartening end on the semifinal clash after New Zealand defeated the 'Men In Blue' by 18 runs at the Old Trafford in Manchester on Wednesday. However, India's defeat sparked an array of opinions from all fronts of society. Adding to the remarks, BJP MP Dr Subramanian Swamy took to Twitter on Friday and questioned the location of ICC which is based in London, UK, knowing that the United Kingdom is highly prone to rain. "UK is rain risk," said the BJP MP in his tweet.
Dr Swamy further took a jibe at the current Chairman of ICC (International Cricket Council) in his tweet. He went onto add that "had it not rained on Tuesday when India vs New Zealand World Cup semifinal was scheduled, the Men In Blue would have won the match the same day and would have qualified for the finals.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) is set to hold a review meeting on India's World Cup performance with skipper Virat Kohli and chief coach Ravi Shastri as soon as the team is back from England. CoA members chairman Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and Lt Gen (Retd) Ravi Thodge are also set to hold discussions with the Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad.
"We will certainly have a review meeting once the coach and the captain are back from their breaks. I will not put a date and time but we will speak to them," CoA chief Vinod Rai told news agency PTI.
Addressing the press conference after Semifinal exit, skipper Virat Kohli confessed that he was disappointed that '45 minutes of bad cricket' put that out after so much good cricket'.
Earlier, speaking over the conditions of rain during the semi-final match on Tuesday, former captain K Srikkanth also felt that had there be no rain interruption, India would have easily come out on top. Giving a reference from India 1983 World Cup clash against West Indies, he said even if the match went onto the second day, India easily won by bowling out the West Indies team.
"Had it been a full day, India probably would have had it easy. I remember in the 1983 World Cup, we batted first and scored about 260 against West Indies in the opening match in Manchester. The match then went into a second day and we bowled West Indies out and won the game, so these things do happen when the games move over to the next day because of rain," he said.