Simon Doull urges PCB bosses not to poke their noses in pitches
January 10, 2023 09:25 PM
Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull has criticized the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for the nature of pitches dished out in the Test series between Pakistan and New Zealand in Karachi, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Taking to social media, he urged the PCB officials to not interfere in managing cricket pitches and instead let the ground staff do their job.
The renowned commentator expressed his disappointment at the track produced for the ongoing Test matches at the National Stadium in Karachi.
The state of pitches for the home series against England and New Zealand have drawn a lot of criticism for their low and slow nature, with very little to offer for the bowlers. He was disappointed by the surface in the second Test and encouraged livelier wickets so that Pakistan bowlers can get the benefits out of it.
“It offers nothing. There is no grass on it. There is no seam movement, and there is no carry. You are picking a guy like Mir Hamza who has a terrific first-class record. You pick guys who perform well at that level, but they come and bowl on this road.”
"You can’t expect them to do the same job that they're doing at the first-class level if you're going to produce these types of surfaces."
"That would assist the bowlers and assist Pakistan cricket," he said, while encouraging same wickets for both first-class and Test matches.
“The people above, the hierarchy, have just got to leave their noses out of it. Let the ground staff do their job properly. That would assist the bowlers and assist Pakistan cricket.”
The two-match series between Pakistan and New Zealand is tied after the first Test -- also in Karachi -- ended in a draw.