File photo of Ramiz Raja.© AFP
Former captain Salman Butt is not happy with Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Ramiz Raja’s decision to bring clay from Australia to prepare drop-in pitches in the country. Butt, who is currently serving as the head coach of the Singapore cricket team, felt that all types of pitches were available in Pakistan, and asked the management to import soil from places such as Diamond Cricket Club (Islamabad) instead of importing soil from Australia. should be used. and Quetta, which provide good speed and bounce.
“All kinds of pitches are available in Pakistan. If you’re looking for bounce and speed, use Diamond (Islamabad) soil. The Quetta pitch also has a lot of bounce and speed. Ask the president to go around And instead of taking soil from Australia, look at the pitches of Pakistan.”
“He should definitely look at the pitches and analyze the reasons behind the pace and bounce. In Quetta, the pitch is dry and the bowl travels fast. I don’t know why they don’t get that information. And here Even if they do, I don’t know why they have this passion. But, if they are adamant, let them import the soil.”
Earlier this year, the PCB came under heavy criticism for creating a lifeless track during Pakistan’s historic home series against Australia.
In fact, the pitch used for the first Test in Rawalpindi was rated “below average” by the ICC.
Pakistan eventually lost the three-match series 0–1.
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