Only just caught up with the farce of this ODI - I think the sensible decision was made at the end of the day, but you have to wonder why it took more than 20 overs to reach that consensus to call the match off. Perhaps the ICC needs to look further into penalising grounds and pitches with a history of poor surfaces, after today's happenings and the ridiculous situation in the West Indies for the second test match against England at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium earlier in the year.
"I am very happy and it will allow me to have lot more rice."
Eoin Morgan on being given a rice cooker for being Man of the Match in a Dhaka Premier Division game.
Just read through the Cricinfo commentary and it sounds like the right thing was done. People claiming that India don't have any rapid bowlers miss the point, in that a delivery bowled at 70mph is still potentially lethal if it misbehaves unpredictably. And it's no good to say that so-and-so played on worse in the past without helmets etc - times have changed and safety must be a paramount concern. No-one wants to see someone seriously injured and potentially lose their career for a meaningless ODI.
This is ********. What would they do if this was a fifth day pitch? I hate this so much. No one is going to die with modern equipment - deal with it.
I thought that was the most bizzare of the stuff. And I did not watch the match so I don't know whether the pitch started showing it's demons only after an hour. But Cricinfo says trouble started much before then it is puzzling Sangakkara did not call in SL batsmen much before that. All wickets were taken off very good pitched up deliveries or via run out.
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