The second ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand which got underway in Rawalpindi on April 29, 2023, had to be halted midway by umpire Aleem Dar in what turned out to be a humiliating situation for the home side.
The match saw a brief stoppage after the first over as umpires were seen directing the ground staff as the 30-yard circle was wrongly measured and had to be fixed mid-innings.
As per an update on Geo news website, Pakistani news channel, the pitch was changed after the first over was delivered with inaccurate measurements.
Experienced umpire Aleem Dar, who recently steeped down from the ICC elite panel of umpires, rectified the inaccurate dimension by measuring the distance with steps.
They really changed the 30-yard circle during the match, that was hilarious! ???? #PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/7bKhKHgLdt
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) April 29, 2023
Delete kr diya video but koi na main yha comment kr deta hu ???? pic.twitter.com/99op3djjkV
— ???????????????????? ???????? (@Zemo6_ICTIAN) April 29, 2023
About six minutes of match time was lost in fixing the circle measurement.
However, this was enough for the cricket fans to troll Pakistan cricket for its inadequacies when it comes to situation like this.
Here are some reactions:
A day without humiliation is a day wasted for Pakistan ????
30 yard circle measurement was wrong & is adjusted after ODI started b/w Pak & NZ ????????
Pathetic international cricket standards in Pakistan ????#PAKvNZ | #PakvsNz | #PAKvsNZhttps://t.co/7r00yQT2WL
— Kriti Singh (@kritiitweets) April 29, 2023
For the first time seeing in international match that 30-yard circle being wrongly measured and corrected between the match.
Just Pakistan Things ☕️ ????#PAKvNZ || https://t.co/BPuaOvJz0f
— Sir BoiesX ???? (@BoiesX45) April 29, 2023
Cant place 30 yard circle properly and they want to Host Asia Cup ????????!! #PAKvNZ
— Rainbow Salt (@Rainbowsalts91) April 29, 2023
You won’t see this very often – a hold up in play after the umpires noticed that the 30 yard circle markers had been placed incorrectly #PAKvNZ #Cricket pic.twitter.com/NwwYsUwVBe
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) April 29, 2023
During the second ODI match between Pakistan and New Zealand, Aleem Dar requested the match-day staff to alter the dimensions of the 30-yard circle while the game was still in progress
The 30-yard circle was incorrectly measured
WATCH: https://t.co/mgf9TAShe5#PAKvNZ pic.twitter.com/JraJRc1cZ9
— Cricket Pakistan (@cricketpakcompk) April 29, 2023
The pitch was changed in second ODI between Pakistan and New Zealand.
In the match being played at the Rawalpindi Stadium, the match pitch was changed but the 30 yard circle was not changed.
First over by Pakistan was bowled with the measurement of the circle of the last match.
— The Times Of Pakistan (@TTOP_Official) April 29, 2023
Fielding is an important aspect of cricket, but Pakistan is taking it to the next level by placing the 30-yard circle in the wrong spot! Might be playing a new format of cricket????#PAKvNZ #PakistanCricket #30YardCircle pic.twitter.com/B7arTrGNGk
— Ashiq Ali Breceli (@Merey_Khayalaat) April 29, 2023
What the Fuck. Umpires realized that the 30 Yard circle is not measured properly and now they are correcting it with 1 over being already bowled. Just Pakistan Cricket Things i believe????????????????#NZvPAK #PAKvsNZ #PakistanCricket
— Srijan (@iSriKhare) April 29, 2023
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