International Cricket Council (ICC) may take action against Pakistan’s cricket team’s director Mickey Arthur for his comment referring to “bilateral series” after match between Pakistan and India.

During a press conference on Saturday after the match between Pakistan and India, Mickey Arthur said, “Today’s match looked like a BCCI event not ICC, I didn’t hear “Dil dil Pakistan” coming through the microphones too often tonight”.

ICC chairman Greg Barclay was attending a session of the International Olympic committee in Mumbai where he voted for inclusion of T20 cricket in Olympics 2028. He reportedly asked about Mickey Arthur’s comments.


“Every event that we have, there’s always criticisms from various quarters,” Barclay said, adding that “Perhaps we’ll take away and try to work on, try to do better, so this event’s only the start. Let’s see how the whole thing plays out and we will go away and we will review what could change, what we can do better than this, how we can improve World Cups, and the general offering around cricket.”

Barclay stressed that he was satisfied that the tournament will still be an “outstanding” World Cup.