PAK v NZ 2024: PCB slammed after fans use plastic sheets to cover themselves in Rawalpindi in rain

Pakistan is set to host the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025.

Fans used big plastic sheets to cover themselves in Pindi stadium after rain came down | XThe first T20I of the five-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand was abandoned due to rain. The match which was played at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in Rawalpindi on April 18, 2024.

The match was already delayed due to persistent rains throughout the day and was curtailed to 5 overs per side. However, two balls in to the first over bowled by Shaheen Afridi, the match was stopped once again due to rain.

And the rains continued, leading to the game being called off for good.

However, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) came in for some angry criticism online after the fans were forced to take shelter under big plastic sheets at the Pindi Cricket Stadium due to rain.

With no roof covering the stands inside the stadium and rain pouring down heavily, the fans were seen taking cover under big plastic sheets.

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As seats inside the stadium, most of which are made of cloth material, got drenched in the rain, the experience went further sideways for the fans.

The video and images of the scenes went instantly viral on social media and fans came down heavily at the Pakistan Cricket Board for their blatant neglect towards the spectators.

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Meanwhile, Pakistan is set to host the Champions Trophy in 2025, their first ICC event since the 1996 World Cup. And these videos and images are proving to be a huge embarrassment for the cricket board.

The fans on social media also made fun of PCB and slammed them for inadequate arrangements.

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By Jatin Sharma - 19 Apr, 2024

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