Former Pakistan captain Crash, Rashid Latif, Pakistan’s Pakistan-based PCB (PCB) and Super League Pakistan (PSL) administration launch “unprepared” for the ongoing tournament in the United Arab Emirates.
Rashid Latif Criticizes PSL Management for “Unprepared” Pitches
Talking to the media, Rashid said PSL games should be more competitive to make viewers and viewers around the world more entertaining. He said:
Nowhere in an event, two matches are played in a day on the same strip. To prepare good pitches, sufficient watering is a must followed by a long and good roll over the surface. To complete this process at least two days are required. After watering and roll, the sunshine helps in making of a perfect batting strip which is good for such leagues.
The former cricket player explained the technical aspects and said that the distance between both colors was not enough either.
Water, which is poured upon the pitch, remains underneath while the surface gets drier. Also the alternate pitch is too close of the active strip hence batsmen do step on to it quite often. There must be enough distance between pitches if holding back to back games on the same venue is imperative.
With this program, you can’t prepare an appropriate release in any way,” Rashid said. “Therefore, different sites are designated for an event with multiple games.” This is one of the reasons that fewer races are achieved, which is not good for the T20 cricket, “he concluded.
Due to several reasons, Pakistan is forced to maintain most PSL matches in the UAE, while 8 games will be played at home.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan, ordered the next release of the PSL to be played entirely in Pakistan.
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