June 21, 2012

Indian cricket

Indian domestic cricket needs better pitches

Abhishek Mukherjee

R Mohan, writing for espnstar.com, says that efforts to change the Indian domestic structure for the better must be lauded, but cricket in the country is unlikely to develop much unless the pitches are livelier.

The blame lies first on the quality of pitches, about which there is little that Indian cricket has done, despite talking a great deal about it. Dead soil is dead soil and what they put into it does not seem to matter as our soil refuses to allow firm and true playing surfaces evenly around the country. More will probably be attempted now to set this right. But this is largely a Sisyphus-like tale of pushing a boulder up a mountain only to see it roll down.

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