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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Controversy over pitch before India-Pakistan match in New York

Published - 6-JUN-2024 10:30 IST | Updated - 6-JUN-2024 10:30 IST

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ICC T20 World Cup 2024: Controversy over pitch before India-Pakistan match in New York

Controversy has arisen over the dangerous pitch of Nassau International Cricket Ground. Here, one low-scoring match after another is becoming a matter of concern for the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Here, during the India-Ireland match on Wednesday, abnormal bounce was seen in the drop-in pitches, due to which Indian captain Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant got injured. Rohit had to retire hurt. The India-Pakistan high-voltage match is to be played on June 9 at this ground in New York.

The ICC has started repairing the drop-in pitches before the India-Pakistan mega match. After the India-Ireland match on Wednesday night, ICC pitch curators and staff were seen repairing the pitch. Not only this, Indian team head coach Rahul Dravid and Vikram Rathod were also seen giving instructions to the curators.

Why is there abnormal bounce on the Nassau pitch?

Drop-in pitches have been used in this stadium, which were prepared in Adelaide, Australia. Drop-in pitches are rolled well to settle on the field, but due to bad weather last week, the pitches could not be rolled.The pitch of Nassau Stadium in New York was prepared in Florida. Its soil and structure were brought from Australia. 8 matches of the World Cup are to be played in New York.

India-Ireland match ended in 28.2 overs

The India-Ireland match played on June 5 at Nassau International Cricket Ground ended in just 28.2 overs. Here, Ireland, batting after losing the toss, was all out for 96 runs in 16 overs, then India lost 2 wickets in chasing the score of 97 runs in 12.2 overs, The Indian team chased the target in 12.2 overs and defeated Ireland by 8 wickets.

Score less than 100 for the second consecutive match, Sri Lanka all out for 77

Two World Cup matches have been played on Nassau's drop-in pitches, but no team has been able to score more than 100 runs. In the last match, Sri Lanka was all out for 77 runs and South Africa took 16.2 overs to chase the target of 78 runs. In this match, 9 out of 14 wickets were taken by fast bowlers.

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