India’s fielding coach R Sridhar mentioned the washout between India and New Zealand was irritating however that the Trent Bridge outfield was like a slippery “skating rink” the place there was a threat of gamers getting injured.
“Oh, there’s a big technical committee from the ICC on that. It depends on the format, the time available. We don’t have any days off in this tournament. Every day there is a game. So there is hardly an opportunity to have a reserve day. I don’t know the technical aspect of it. The ICC will decide that. It’s not for me to take that call,” the India fielding coach mentioned.
As a lot as India would have beloved a tricky sport earlier than the conflict in opposition to Pakistan on Sunday, Sridhar doesn’t wish to harp an excessive amount of on the “uncontrollable”.
“It’s uncontrollable, isn’t it? You really can’t control the weather, so we have had two good games. We came here looking forward to third good one, but unfortunately, we can’t control the weather,” he mentioned.
“I went on the ground. It was almost like a skating rink. So it would put too much risk on the players to play on there, especially at the early phase of the tournament.”
New Zealand coach Gary Stead mentioned the washout was “unfortunate and frustrating” however agreed with ICC’s assertion that reserve days will likely be a “logistical nightmare”.
“Yeah, it would have been lovely to play India. It’s always tough mentally, I think on a day like this, when you come down prepared to play, and it doesn’t happen. But it’s out of our control. We can’t really do much about it, so we’ve got to move on quickly for South Africa,” Stead mentioned after the match was known as off with no ball being bowled.
Nevertheless, Stead agreed with ICC CEO Dave Richardson’s opinion that reserve days aren’t an choice regardless of inclement climate and unlikely downpour within the month of June.
“Reserve days, I think, is going to be a logistical nightmare. The ICC, I think, have made that fairly well-known. Unfortunately, it’s a bit of an anomaly already. When you look at the amount of days we’ve lost already, I think it’s the biggest sort of amount of days lost in a World Cup ever,” he mentioned.
“So, we can’t do much about that. We just have to, I guess, push on with what the schedule is,” mentioned Stead.