Venkatesh Prasad
Venkatesh Prasad. Picture Credit: ICC

Last Update on: September 10th, 2023 at 05:42 pm

Former India pacer, Venkatesh Prasad clarified his controversial tweet over the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) match ticket policy in the upcoming ODI World in India and said that the tweet was not about BCCI or any single person.

On Saturday (September 9th), Venkatesh Prasad took to his official X (formerly known as Twitter) account and hit out at the apex body of the Indian cricket body. However, he later deleted the post.

“It takes one corrupt, arrogant guy to take away the hard work of an organization that is generally non-corrupt and get a stamp of corruption on the whole leadership, not just on a micro level but at a large level.” Prasad wrote earlier which was deleted.

While speaking to PTI, Prasad said that the tweet was not against any personal but it was just an observation. The former India pacer explained that his tweet was solely because of ticketing and scheduling and was not targeting anyone.

“Nothing personal, just observation. 100 per cent. That (corrupt) I meant generally in all aspects of life. Be it the airline industry, banking industry, and even IPL franchises have been banned as well. Since in my other tweets, I had tweeted about tickets, it looked mixed up. My criticism for BCCI was clear about the ticketing and scheduling. Not at all. I have, in fact, been offered positions but not ready for it,” Venkatesh Prasad said.

Just a clear observation and many people have expressed displeasure at the way ticketing is: Venkatesh Prasad

According to the former India pacer, he just showed his displeasure regarding the way tickets are being sold for the ODI World Cup matches and it was totally based on the observation.

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“Nothing personal. Just a clear observation and many people have expressed displeasure at the way ticketing is, fans as well as friends from overseas. There are many things which the BCCI is doing right like equal pay for men and women but I truly believe they haven’t handled the World Cup ticketing and schedule well and this has brought a lot of inconvenience and heartbreak for genuine fans,” Venkatesh Prasad added.

In the upcoming extravaganza tournament, the much-anticipated match of the ODI World Cup 2023 will take place on October 14th between India and Pakistan at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.