Whats with these grounds and wickets

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Folks, from what I read the RPS wicket is the same if not worse than it was before which makes no sense at all. How can you relay a wicket and end up with the same? May be you can - hey I am no expert in this field - but then why bother with relaying. If I recall there is a similar problem with the Dambulla wicket as well. Why does SLC keep comming up with these sort of options when most followers want to see good cricket. Ok low scoring games can be thrillers too but if you cant play test cricket on the wickets it a failure - case in point being RPS and Dambulla.

Now we have two new venues in Kandy and Hamba and again from what I read the Hamba wicket is sticky and difficult to bat on. What is with SLC and these wickets. The older wickets of the SSC and PSara are usually sporting wickets offering good value to batsman and bowlers and usually assists spinners which is to be expected. 

I sincerely hope these new grounds have decent wickets which will enable cricket to be played and this includes test cricket. SLC built in Dambulla to get away from the rain but Dambulla is yet see test cricket!!

The other obvious issue is which club will use these groounds as their home. I dont think there is a home team for Dambulla. It'll be very hard to cultivate a cricket culture at a venue where there is no cricket played other than the odd international game ever so often.
 

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Hilal's picture
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Good point about Dambulla. I'm following the inter-prov l/o final now and Basnahira are 83/4 at the Premadasa. The wicket there does not look conducive for ODIs in anyway - scary prospect!

Ryan's picture
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How is SLC going to pay for the upkeep of all these venues? With SSC and other club grounds the clubs have the funds to maintain their individual grounds and they have members who help too.

Confused's picture

Clearly, the sheer incompetence of SLC has ensured that we will not enjoy home advantage for this world cup and its looking more and more like the team that loses the toss might as well pack up and go back to the hotel. I hope I'm very wrong but this is looking like a massive disaster for the world cup and for Sri Lanka. Harsha Boghle recently wrote that it is going to be a run fest of a world cup but he obviously does not know what's panning out at Khetta right now.

NirajP's picture

wonderful site - keep throwing mud and blame the administration for everything! who writes this garbage? why does this site alone publish such bull? disgusting to read. of course there will be a huge hue and cry to this post. if england beats sri lanka, i can only imagine what crap will be written about slc.

Hilal's picture
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@NirajP: You are responding to a post published on Jan 26th.

Furthermore, the Blogs on this site consists of user submitted/user generated content. Which means that anyone, including you, can sign up for free and share their thoughts.

That's why we have posts like this too: http://www.islandcricket.lk/blogs/srilan...

Sanjeev Bernard Fernando's picture
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Words spoken five years ago proven to be so right!!!! No cricket culture where no team calls the venue home. Well said Stormy!

Sanjeev Bernard Fernando's picture
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Words spoken five years ago proven to be so right!!!! No cricket culture where no team calls the venue home. Well said Stormy!

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