Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed expressed his frustration of having to shuttle between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to play their matches. While India are playing all their matches in Dubai, their cross-border nation will have to play at least two matches in Abu Dhabi which is an hour drive from Dubai.
The Asia Cup is being played in two cities - Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Given the unrelenting heat, travelling to Abu Dhabi takes a lot out of the teams. "Travelling is an issue. If you've to travel for one-and -a-half hours between matches, then it's difficult for you," Sarfraz said.
"I believe things should be even for all teams, whether that's India, Pakistan or anyone else. If matches are played in Abu Dhabi, then all teams must play a game or two there. Now I don't know what the ACC has done regarding this," a clearly unimpressed Sarfraz stated. "Obviously, whatever the concerns, PCB will be looking at it."
When Sarfraz was reminded that India are playing back-to-back games within a week of completing a three-month England tour, he hit back: "They're playing back-to-back games but they've got to play later than the rest, no? There will be pressure as they're coming after not playing a series too well in Tests (England)."