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newscricket6 months ago

ICC rates India-Australia pitches between above average to very good

After an excellently-contested series in Australia, the ICC ratings for the series between two giants of world cricket has been revealed, with the venues getting above average to very good. The Adelaide venue, which saw India succumbing to 36 all-out, got a rating of 'good-very good'.
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newscricket2 years ago

IND vs BAN | Fresh soil added to Delhi surface to elevate square above outfield

In order to tackle the issue of slow and low outfield, fresh soil has been added to elevate the square above the outfield at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. However, the match referee is concerned about the visibility factor in New Delhi and asked BCCI to give him an hourly update on it.
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newscricket2 years ago

IND vs BAN | Grass cover must for preventing dew factor, asserts Daljit Singh

Former BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh believes that it is very important to leave grass on the Eden Gardens wicket to prevent the pink-ball from getting muddy and slippery owing to the dew. India will be playing their first pink-ball Test against Bangladesh on November 22nd at the Eden Gardens.
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newscricket2 years ago

Indian cricket has come a long way, including the job of a curator, says ex-chief Daljit Singh

Former BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh admits that Indian cricket has come a long way, especially in the system developed for the job of a curator. Daljit also expressed that although he retires as a happy man after 22 years of thankless service, it is hard for him to stay away from the 22 yards.
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newscricket4 years ago

Pune pitch curator : I had warned BCCI against opting for a bald and dry pitch

Pune pitch curator Pandurang Salgaoncar said he had warned the BCCI against opting for a bald and dry wicket for the first Test against Australia. Blaming the BCCI pitch committee for the debacle, Salgaoncar further stated that no one from the Indian team had made any demands to him directly.
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