Hindustan Times – Bangladesh’s cricket board (BCB) on Thursday promised to improve pitches for international Tests after its two best venues were rated “below average” by the sports governing body following the Sri Lanka series.

Summary

  • Bangladesh’s cricket board (BCB) on Thursday promised to improve pitches for international Tests after its two best venues were rated “below average” by the sports governing body following the Sri Lanka series.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) 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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