SLC to launch investigation after Hambantota groundstaff stripped of pants

“Sri Lanka Cricket wishes to apologise to those subjected to this ignominy”

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Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has confirmed that they will launch a probe after a decision was taken to strip the Hambantota groundstaff of the pants they had been wearing during the fifth ODI between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on Monday.

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‘I am not doing anything fancy’ with the Wanderers pitch, says Chris Scott

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“I always follow the same formula and try to produce similar pitches to provide a good contest between bat and ball”

With all the attention having shifted from the ODI series to the first Test in Johannesburg, Wanderers groundsman Chris Scott has announced that he will not be “doing anything fancy” with the pitch as he wants to ensure there is “a good contest between bat and ball”.

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Brisbane pitch may suit England more than Australia, says Kevin Mitchell jr

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“I think the challenge will be less for the English this time because they have guys who have been here before and the nucleus of the team have had success here before”

Brisbane groundsman Kevin Mitchell jr has announced that the pitch at the Gabba may suit England more than it does Australia.

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Eden Gardens will be a ‘good, firm, even-bouncing wicket’, says Prabir Mukherjee

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Eden Gardens has been subject to a lot of rain over the past couple of days

Kolkata’s Eden Gardens stadium, which will play host to the first Test between India and West Indies from November 6, will be a “good, firm, even-bouncing wicket”, according to chief groundsman Prabir Mukherjee.

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‘I think if the next three days are played completely, there will be a result in this match’, says Shakib Al Hasan

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“It should spin a lot more from day three, so in that case it will be more difficult for both the teams to score and there is a good possibility for a result”

With heavy rain having intervened and ended play early on the first two days of the second Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand in Mirpur, Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan believes “if the next three days are played completely, there will be a result in this match”.

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