Second Test Moved To New Venue-8l9840

UnCategorized The second Test of England’s cricket tour of the West Indies has been switched to a new venue and re-started after a farcical abaondonment on Friday. Only ten balls were bowled at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua before umpires Tony Hill and Daryl Harper and match referee Alan Hurst called a halt to proceedings because of concerns for player safety. And this was really not well for cricket but safety is more important to any other points that are why empire decides to stop the match. Ball watch not picked easily, ground condition was poor, outfield was not well and bowler face run ups problem, bounce was uneven and that can be heart to any player and may be dangerous as well so final decision decided by the empire and match referee "match to be stop" The West Indies’ bowlers .plained about the run-ups on the sandy outfield and the decision was taken to call off the rest of the opening day’s play and switch the match to the old Test ground on the island, the Antigua Recreation Ground in St John’s. The ARG was last used for Test cricket three years ago but was replaced as an international venue when the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium was built for the 2007 World Cup. The new ground had only staged one Test Match before Friday and concerns about the quality of the outfield had already been expressed by England. Hugh Morris, the Managing Director of England Cricket, wrote to the International Cricket Council to .plain about holes in the outfield after England aborted plans to train at the new ground on Thursday. They instead returned to the ARG which has deteriorated since India played the last Test there in June 2006. Despite the logistical difficulties of switching venues at such short notice it was decided it was the lesser evil of trying to repair the outfield at the new stadium or of abandoning the Test altogether. The incident will be an embarrassment to former Warwickshire fast bowler Tony Merrick, who is groundsman at the Sir Vivian Richard Stadium, and to the West Indies Cricket Board. Eeleven years ago the first Test of a home series against England was abandoned after just 61 balls were bowled at Sabina Park in Jamaica because of a dangerous pitch. England, who were dismissed for just 51 at the same ground last weekend, were struggling on 17 for three when the decision was taken to call off that game. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: