Team India will play their first match of the ICC World Cup 2019 against South Africa on Wednesday, 5 June. The big question arises here is why the Indian team started their World Cup campaign after one week of commencement of the mega tournament.
While other teams like England, Pakistan and South Africa who have already played their two games in the mega tournament. According to media reports, India was scheduled to play their first match on 2 June where they were supposed to compete against Bangladesh but the ICC changed the schedule on BCCI’s demand.
According to the BCCI sources the reason behind the delay was the adhering to the guidelines of the Administrators’ Committee formed by the Supreme Court. BCCI had requested the delay as the Indian team had to rest for 15 days after the IPL. The final match of IPL was on 12 May and the teams recovery period was to end on 27 May which would have been perfect if India played as per schedule on 2 June against Bangladesh.
However, ICC accepted BCCI demand instead of asking BCCI to change their IPL schedule as it is a domestic tournament. BCCI being the most influential board, ICC accepted it’s demand as the entire tournament could have been in jeopardy by annoying BCCI.