• Sunday, May 22, 2022


ICC sanctions loom over ‘poor’ Kingsmead and Queen’s Park Oval

Covers on the pitch at the Queen’s Park Oval during the India and West Indies Test match

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Durban’s Kingsmead and Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain risk sanctions after outfields at both venues were rated as “poor” by match referees following drawn Tests this week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday (August 24). The first Test between South Africa and New Zealand ended in a damp draw on Tuesday without a ball being bowled over the final three and-a-half days due to a sodden outfield at Kingsmead. Also on Tuesday, the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board launched an investigation after only 22 overs could be played over five days in the fourth and final…

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