According to a responsible source in the PCB, it has been made the decision to as a substitute appoint a advisor from Australia who specialises in setting up drop-in pitches to 1st check out Pakistan in April to check out all venues and recommend the board irrespective of whether it is feasible to have drop-in pitches in the nation.
“He will go to the key venues and test the soil, weather circumstances and other details there before advising on no matter whether it is feasible to use fall-in pitches,” stated the supply.
The source stated that the PCB was also thinking about importing soil from Australia and use it at various venues to relay clean pitches.
PCB Chairman, Ramiz Raja had signed a MOU with an expenditure/design company Arif Habib Team, which was to bear the PKR 37 crore (USD 2 million approx) procurement charge of two or three fall-in pitches. The resource stated that if the plan to import fall-in pitches is shelved that income is nonetheless very likely to be applied in the development of pitches.
The PCB and the investment decision group had awarded a deal to a firm to import the drop-in pitches but it has now been requested to keep the obtain. The business experienced supplied a time body of around 10 months to finish the course of action of importing and putting in the fall-in pitches.
The quality of pitches has turn into a big debate in Pakistan cricket because Ramiz took demand as Chairman final September and he has focussed and largely talked about how the high-quality of cricket simply cannot enhance in the country with no initial obtaining far better pitches at worldwide and domestic venues.
Specified this assertion cricket enthusiasts and critics ended up astonished at the slow and uninteresting tracks ready for the ongoing test collection against Australia in Rawalpindi and Karachi, both matches ending in large scoring attracts.
For the third Test in Lahore which appeared headed for a final working day outcome, the PCB employed a international curator to arrive and oversee the preparation of the pitch. The pitch for the initially exam in Rawalpindi got a demerit issue and beneath good quality score from the ICC match referee.
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