Sport 24 – Dhaka – Bangladesh’s cricket board on 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

  • Dhaka – Bangladesh’s cricket board on Thursday promised toimprove pitches for international Tests after its two best venues were rated”below average” by the sport’s governing body following the Sri Lankaseries.
  • The International Cricket Council penalised theSher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka for its subpar pitch a week afterrebuking 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 bothsides all-out twice in less than eight sessions.
  • ICC match referee David Boon – who issued a demerit point toboth venues for below-average pitches – said the Dhaka ground was poor from dayone.
  • In September, the ICC rated the outfield of the Dhaka ground”poor” after the hosts defeated Australia by 20 runs in a Test.


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