Yuvraj hits out at BCCI following Punjab’s exit from Vijay Hazare Trophy
Former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh is not really happy with what he has seen so far after Punjab crashed out of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. He took to his Twitter account to question the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on whether it gives any utmost importance to domestic cricket in India.
It all started after Punjab’s unfortunate exit from the tournament when rain played spoilsport during their match against Tamil Nadu.
Batting first, Tamil Nadu were restricted to mere 174/6 in 39 overs. In reply, Punjab had scored 52/2 in 13 overs and it was when dark clouds loomed largely and showers started to come and thereby the play was interrupted.
After the game was called off due to rain, Tamil Nadu secured a spot in semi-finals as they had more wins (9) in the league stage than Punjab.
Looking into why there was no reserve day in the Vijay Hazare trophy after, Yuvraj Singh wrote on social media: “Again an unfortunate result for Punjab against TN in the Vijay Hazare tournament, again Punjab cruising and game abandoned due to bad weather, and on points, we don’t go to semis! Why don’t we have a reserve day? Or is it domestic tournament it doesn’t really matter? @BCCI.”
Meanwhile, Punjab cricketer Mandeep Singh also joined Yuvraj Singh and expressed his disappointment. He wrote: “Played outstanding cricket in the league stage in a very tough A/B group and qualified for the knockouts brilliantly. Now we’re out of the tournament without even playing the quarter-finals due to rain. #reallydisappointed #VijayHazareTrophy #punjabteam @BCCI.”
Harbhajan Singh also joined the bandwagon and expressed his opinion. He wrote: “Sick rule why not reserve day for these tournaments @BCCI must look into this and change it.”