Kingston: A controversy erupted ahead of the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies on Monday with the visitors unhappy over the substandard practice pitches provided to them at the Sabina Park.
India, already hit hard by injuries, were grumpy over the practice facilities as they found out that two of the three pitches provided to them were dangerous for batsmen as it had variable bounce.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his boys could not have a proper work out at the nets as two of the three pitches provided were found to be two-paced.
The two pitches not used had become powdery and the top surface had loosened up considerably after the Indians had an intense work-out on Friday. Consequently, a few deliveries kept low while others reared up disconcertingly....more
04:36 PM, Feb 05, 2008