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No 'Torn Pitch Covers' at Guwahati Stadium, says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

No 'Torn Pitch Covers' at Guwahati Stadium, says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

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No 'Torn Pitch Covers' at Guwahati Stadium, says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma No 'Torn Pitch Covers' at Guwahati Stadium, says Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati, January 6, 2020:

Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday refused the media reports of 'torn pitch covers' during the India-Sri Lanka T20I match that was scheduled to be held at the Barshapara stadium yesterday.

The match was called off after the pitch sustained wet patches due to heavy rain. The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) was brutally criticized for its lack of preparedness after personnel was seen trying to dry the pitch with blow-dryers.

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Addressing the media, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I have exchanged dialogues with the BCCI officials. They did not mention anything about the torn pitch covers. However, a report will be submitted to this.”

Moreover, Himanta BBiswa Sarma mentioned that the BCCI secretary Jai Shah has announced to conduct three IPL matches in Assam.

Meanwhile, Twitterati wasted no time in trolling the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for this evidently ineffectual way of dealing with the frustrating situation. “The ground staff will have to prove their citizenship. The techniques used to dry the ground are out of this world”, wrote one user, while another said, “Wow, all that money in the BCCI’s coffers and they have problems with wet cricket pitches delaying matches. Who knew that was even possible.

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