PCB rejects reports of shelving drop-in pitches plan, appoints consultant

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has turned down the reports of shelving the plan of drop-in pitches and appointed an Australian consultant as a part of the plan.

In a statement, released on the official website of the PCB, the cricket board has shared the details of the drop-in pitches plan and claimed that all plans are on track.


“PCB reiterated and re-emphasised that all plans were on track and the board had already submitted an order for the Australian clay, which is expected to arrive in Pakistan next month,” the statement read.

“The PCB said Mr Damian Hogg, the head curator at the Adelaide Oval, has been appointed as a consultant to materialise the idea of drop-in pitches. Mr Hogg is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan next month to share his expertise with the local curators, which will expedite the implementation,” the statement added.

It is pertinent to mention here that ESPN Cricinfo previously reported that the PCB has shelved the idea of the installation of drop-in pitches and has instead decided to appoint a consultant to assess if Australian-made pitches will be suitable for Pakistani conditions.

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