Check what BCCI chief curator has to say about Lucknow stadium pitch!
Lucknow: The clouds of excitement are hovering over Lucknowites with the re-arrival of International Cricket in the city of Nawabs. Everyone is eager to know the nature of the pitch Ekana International Cricket Stadium has to offer.
When newstrack.com talked about the nature of newly built pitch to Board of Cricket for Control in India (BCCI) chief curator Daljit Singh, he said that the pitch will remain both batting and pace friendly. He admitted that pitch will also offer spin later in the game.
“Generous grass on the pitch would help new ball bowlers do well in the beginning but overall it would be a slow surface, which is good for batting. We have dished out a batting surface which will also act friendly with pace. As the game progresses, it will have something for spinners,” said BCCI chief curator Daljit Singh.
Daljit told newstrack.com that they laid the pitch three years before and things went swiftly just because of progressive minded management, which is a rare thing nowadays. He informed that mostly management rely on local things.
“We laid the pitch three years ago. It is because of progressive mined management that we were able to dish out a nice wicket. I’ll credit to the management as no other management gives a damn about such things,” said Daljit Singh, who amassed 3,964 runs in 87 first-class games.
Daljit has seven tons and 19 half-centuries with a high score of 145 to his name in his first-class career.
In a positive progress for Lucknow stadium and pitch curator Daljit, there are solid chances of India-New Zealand 3rd ODI game, which is to be played on October 29, likely to be shifted from Kanpur's Green Park to Ekana International Cricket Stadium of Lucknow.
Currently, Ekana International Stadium is hosting opening encounter of Duleep Trophy game where India Green is locking horns with Reds under lights.