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The Rohit Sharma-led Team India will take on Pakistan in a high-octane clash of the T20 World Cup 2024. But ahead of this highly anticipated clash of the tournament, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly filed an ‘unofficial’ complaint to the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the New York pitch.

This comes after Indian skipper Rohit Sharma incurred a fresh injury concern during the practice session at Cantiague Park in New York ahead of the match against Pakistan. The veteran batter, who was forced to retire hurt during India’s opening match against Ireland, was hit on his thumb while facing the throwdown specialist Nuwan in the nets.

According to a report published in Dainik Jagran by a journalist Abhishek Tripathi, former India captain Virat Kohli too faced similar difficulties during his batting session, however survived injuries. 

Notably, this isn’t the first time that the conditions in New York have bothered players and a team. Earlier, after Sri Lanka and South Africa played a low-scoring thriller, ICC was left fuming at the drop-in pitches used in New York. However, the ICC put out a statement, ensuring “remedy the situation”.

“T20 Inc and the ICC recognise 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 world-class grounds team have been working hard since the conclusion of yesterday’s game to remedy the situation and deliver the best possible surfaces for the remaining matches,” ICC said in its statement.