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Daljeet inspects Green Park pitch

The Green Park wicket crumbled during the third and final India-South Africa Test as the match lasted only three days.

cricket Updated: Aug 01, 2008 17:30 IST

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Having drawn flak for the 'under-prepared' Green Park pitch during the India-South Africa Test in April, the Board this time is committed to prepare a quality strip for the India-England ODI due on November 20.

BCCI's Grounds and Pitches Committee Chairman Daljeet Singh, after inspecting the preparation of the pitch, today said sample of the soil to be used in making the 22 yards would be examined in order to ensure a quality pitch during the ODI.

"The sample of the soil would be examined to provide a good pitch which will probably have something for bowlers. A recently-purchased machine is also being used to ensure the quality of the pitch," Singh, who will submit his report to the International Cricket Council (ICC) soon, said.

Earlier, cricket's highest governing body in the world asked for a clarification from BCCI for providing a sub-standard pitch during the Test in April.

The Green Park wicket crumbled during the third and final India-South Africa Test as the match lasted only three days.