MCG pitch questioned after Sheffield Shield match abandoned
A Sheffield Shield match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was abandoned on Sunday due to a dangerous pitch, raising more questions regarding the fitness of this venue to sponsor.
The game has been suspended Saturday after Western Australia batsmen sustained blows from deliveries before being left following a pitch inspection on Sunday, rearing up at them.
Cricket Australia released a statement reiterating the wicket to the second Test against New Zealand starting on Dececember 26 was different from that.
A lifeless MCG pitch that produced a boring draw in the 2017 Boxing Day Ashes Test against England obtained a”poor” score from the governing International Cricket Council.
Last year pitch against India made an”average” rating though the tourists took 20 wickets to Gradually win the game.
Cricket Australia’s head of cricket operations Peter Roach said on Saturday that he was disappointed that the Sheffield Shield game was disrupted.
“Matt Page and the MCG groundstaff have more than two weeks to ensure the Test surface, that can be a distinct pitch strip into the one being employed within this match, is of worldwide standard,” he said.
“We’ll seek to better understand the problems that resulted in variable bounce at the MCG on Saturday. We will also work closely together with MCG groundstaff in the lead up to the Test game.”