The Asia Cup 2022 got off to a flyer yesterday, with Afghanistan thumping the island nation Sri Lanka by eight wickets and opening their account. On Sunday (August 28), all eyes will be on India and Pakistan as the arch-rivals will face each other in the electrifying second match of the tournament and no surprise as the hype for the game is at an all-time high.
India lost the match the last time they faced Pakistan and it was at the 20-20 World Cup 2021 as the latter thrashed India with a ten-wicket win. The most awaited day for all cricket fans across nations has arrived and an institute from Srinagar, India has issued a warning to students ahead of the high-voltage match. National Institute of Technology (NIT) Srinagar has come up with a firm warning to students to not indulge in any mischievous activities in the institute or hostel during the game.
In the notice provided to students, the institute advised the students to stay in their allocated rooms and not watch the match in groups. The institute further warned in the notice that any harmful activities will result in a fine of INR 5000/-. This takes us back to 2016 when students broke the properties of the same institute as India lost to West Indies in the semi-final of the 20-20 World Cup 2016.
NIT’s firm warning ahead of India-Pakistan clash:
“Students are aware that a cricket series involving various nations is going on in the Dubai International Stadium. Students are hereby directed to take sports as a game and not create any kind of indiscipline in the institute/hostel,” the notice given to the students by NIT read.
“If there is a group of students watching the match in a particular room, then the students to whom that particular room is allotted will be debarred from the institute hostel accommodation, and a fine of at least Rs 5,000 will be imposed on all the students involved,” the notice further read.
The high-voltage match will be played at the Dubai International Stadium and it will be crucial for both teams to start on a high to take the initial lead in the tournament.