Kumar Sangakkara criticizes English playing condition

Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara expresses his dissatisfaction about the playing condition in England where the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 is ongoing from the last week of the last month.


Record four matches had been washed out or ended with no result till now in this year’s World Cup. Sangakkara pointed out that it’s not just the rain which caused this problem rather it’s also the bad drainage system of England which forced umpires to abandon the match. He also said that it too varied from venue to venue.

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“It’s obvious that drainage efficiency in the different venues varies greatly. In Bristol, we saw the game among Pakistan and Sri Lanka being canceled in daylight because of wet fixes on the outfield while the match among England and West Indies in Southampton was played regardless of substantial rain consistently throughout the week,” Sangakkara said.

Again expressing his frustration, the first non-British President of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Kumar Sangakkara said: “Uniform neutral pitches are a key necessity for a worldwide competition like various things has sadly not generally been the situation. Sides have to adjust, however the disappointed mumbles radiating from some team camps can be understood.

“It’s a disgrace that it’s not handy to cover the whole playing area like is the standard in Sri Lanka. That exertion requires huge manpower however it has progressed toward becoming something of a fine art for us and helps protect cricket from a portion of the monsoonal storms we need to fight with,” he included.




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