The 2019 ICC World Cup has been facing a couple of setbacks from the beginning. Where the rain delays the game and washed out matches in England, a recent report suggested that the India team is not satisfied with the gymnasiums that provided to them. Because of this, the team has been asked to do their work out in private gyms.
“Yes, the equipment that is there in the team hotels aren’t adequate and the boys have been training in private gyms because they meet the needs of the cricketers and the fitness work that the boys put in while preparing for a game,” a source was quoted by IANS.
“Let alone the fact that the majority of the hotels in the UK lack proper gymnasiums and swimming pools, air conditioning is still a novelty which is restricted to only a few hotels. England definitely needs an upgrade,” the source further expressed.
Along with this, there is an issue with security as well.
“Security personnel are asked to be invisible, but the actual physical security is the need considering the number of fans who are moving around the hotels in hope of catching a glimpse of their favourite stars,” shared by different sources.
However, BCCI is not happy with all the bizarre incident. These are the basic requirements which ICC should have taken care as it is the mega event, according to a senior BCCI official. However, ICC give many condition whenever India hosts a tournament. With all these harassments, ICC certainly not setting a good record in England.
“There have been demands of a police escort for a match referee in the past in India and here they have been unable to provide telecast of games and even access to an equipped gym in the team hotels. This is when the ICC budget for the tournament in England is much greater than its budget for a tournament in India,” a BCCI official told.