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Latest Cricket News: Why BCCI wants more turning pitches in Indian Soil?

Latest Cricket News: Why BCCI wants more turning pitches in Indian Soil?
Written by Abhishek Lohia

After seeing the struggles of Indian players against foreign spinners in the last few months, BCCI has now demanded to make more high turning pitches in first-class matches like Ranji and Irani Trophy. The board asked the curators to change their focus from seam pitches and make more turning pitches in Indian Soil. In a report, a BCCI official said, “The curators were told about the problem of Indian batsmen against English Spinner Moin Ali. However, they also mentioned names like former English spinner Jeremy Snape and James Tredwell. A video of Australian spinner Nathan Lyon has also been seen by the board committee, and after that, it has been decided that if Australia’s fast bowlers turn their backs on the second day of the game, why can not such a balance be on Indian pitches?

Earlier, BCCI had demanded seam-friendly pitches. After which the curators were mostly preparing a green grass pitch, on which the ball starts to get turned after the third day. Not only this, the board is now preparing a system to bring neutral curators to avoid making the pitch of the team through the teams during the Ranji season 2018-19. 

Latest instructions about Spinning track were given recently after the workshop followed by the curators before the commencement of Ranji season 2018-19 in Mumbai.

During the last 7-8 years, the BCCI has been giving more emphasis on the supportive pitches of fast bowlers but due to this, the Indian batsmen started having trouble against the spinners. At one time Indian players were considered to be the best spin players but on foreign pitches, they are now getting stacked in front of the spinners.

India has to play 4 Test matches on the tour of Australia and they do not want to leave any of these core issues. Fo this these instructions could be more beneficiary for Team India. 

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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