Rashid lashes out at state of PSL pitches

Rashid lashes out at state of PSL pitches

KARACHI: Former Pak­is­tan captain Rashid Latif feels ‘underprepared’ pit­ch­es, in the course of the ongoing HBL Pakistan Tremendous Lea­gue (PSL) will not be offering thrilling cricket for followers.

Speaking to this correspondent, the previous captain referred to as for a extra skilled strategy to make the PSL matches evenly contested and attention-grabbing.

“Nowhere in an occasion, two matches are performed in a day on the identical strip. To organize good pitches, ample watering is a should adopted by a protracted and good roll over the floor,” Rashid emphasised. “To finish this course of at the least two days are required. After watering and roll, the sunshine helps in making of an ideal batting strip which is sweet for such leagues.”

Elaborating the technicalities additional, Rashid urged for alternate venues to offer the bottom employees ample time to arrange the pitches. “Water, which is poured upon the pitch, stays beneath whereas the floor will get drier. Additionally the alternate pitch is simply too shut of the lively strip therefore batsmen do step on to it very often. There have to be sufficient distance between pitches if holding again to again video games on the identical venue is crucial,” he noticed

The preliminary leg of this version of the Pakistan Tremendous League has been accomplished in Dubai the place seven again to again matches had been performed.

The following set of matches will now be held in Sharjah adopted by one other collection of video games in Dubai earlier than transferring to Abu Dhabi.

“With this schedule, no method a correct pitch might be ready,” stated Rashid. “That’s why completely different venues are designated for an occasion with a number of video games. That is one motive of lesser quantity of runs being scored which isn’t good for T20 cricket.” he concluded.

Revealed in Daybreak, February 19th, 2019
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