Lucknow’s Ekana Cricket Stadium ‘s curator fired for constructing a slow wicket. 

Cricket Pitch

 

IndVsNZ 2nd ODI 2023:

Action taken on the pitch curator of Ekana Stadium, Captain Hardik had expressed displeasure after the match.

What happened?

In the match played at Ekana, both the teams could only reach close to 100 runs. There was a lot of help for the spin bowlers here. There was a lot of turn in the pitch. Not a single six was hit in both the innings. New Zealand had scored 99 runs while batting first.

India and New Zealand squared off in the second T20I at Lucknow’s Isana Stadium. India won the game, tying the series at one game each. Both teams voiced criticism of the pitch following the game. Sources claim that the pitch curator at Ekana Stadium has been targeted as a result of this.

 

Cricket Pitch
Cricket Pitch

 

 

Result :

It should be noted that in the match played in Ekana, both the teams could reach only close to 100 runs. There was a lot of help for the spin bowlers here. The pitch has a great deal of turn. Not a single six was hit in both the innings. New Zealand had scored 99 runs while batting first. . The Indian batsmen started to perspire in response. India fought valiantly to win the game by 6 wickets in the final over. Additionally criticised was India’s bowling coach.

 

Cricket field
Cricket field
Hardik’s displeasure:

Hardik Pandya admitted after the game that this one wicket was shocking. Pandya was seen stating that it doesn’t matter that they have played on numerous challenging pitches. Although it is not designed for T20s, he was prepared for it. Paras Mhambre, the bowling coach for Team India, also criticised the team’s performance at the time.

 

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya

 

Action taken:

According to sources, probably for this reason the stadium management has taken action against the pitch curator. According to reports, the pitch curator has been taken out so that black soil may be used to build the pitch. According to legend, the pitch curator quickly created the pitch out of red clay, although it was not up to level with industry standards.

 

Cricket pitch
Cricket Pitch

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