Daily Mail UK – Bangladesh’s cricket board Thursday promised to improve pitches for international Tests after its two best venues were rated “below average” by the sport’s governing body following the Sri Lanka series.

Summary

  • Bangladesh’s cricket board Thursday promised to improve pitches for international Tests after its two best venues were rated “below average” by the sport’s governing body following the Sri Lanka series.
  • The International Cricket Council penalised the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka for its subpar pitch a week after rebuking Bangladesh’s other top venue in Chittagong for its shoddy ground.
  • The latest Test against Sri Lanka ended inside three days, with the visitors thrashing Bangladesh by 215 runs in a match that saw both sides all-out twice in less than eight sessions.
  • ICC match referee David Boon — who issued a demerit point to both venues for below-average pitches — said the Dhaka ground was poor from day one.
  • But a demerit point was not issued as ICC guidelines for pitch and outfield monitoring were revised in January, a spokesman for the council said.


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