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Mickey Arthur requests ICC to revise net run rate system


Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur made a request to International Cricket Council (ICC) to reconsider the net run rate system in ICC tournaments.

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Pakistan are out of the semi-finals of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistan had a very little chance to enter the semi-finals during their last league game against Bangladesh. They were in a situation to defend Bangladesh for only 7 runs according to the net run rate.

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Obviously, that was completely impossible and Pakistan were officially out of the tournament. Following their exit from the World Cup, Pakistan head coach Micky Arthur requested ICC to reconsider the net run rate system used in the ICC tournaments.

“I would have liked the ICC to consider head to head because tonight we would be in the semi-final. It is disappointing, and it just goes back to our first game (a heavy defeat) against the West Indies,” Mickey Arthur said.

“We had an opportunity to beat Australia and we didn’t take that. Those are the two nightmares I’m going to have,” he added.

Further, the head coach said that the Pakistan dressing room was unable to enjoy the win against Bangladesh as the team was in upset after failing to qualify for semi-finals. Also, he congratulated the four teams who are qualified for the next stage of the tournament.

“What the system has done to us is that after one very poor game, you really battle to recover again. So it’s a very disappointed dressing room, no congratulations going on because we haven’t qualified. Congratulations to the four who have, I think they’ve played the best cricket so far and may the best team win,” Arthur concluded.

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