Tuesday , March 26 2019

Andhra Cricket Association prepared to host first Test match

The fifth ODI between India and New Zealand can prove to be a check test for the venue.


Vishakhapatnam: With less than a month left before it hosts its 1st match, the Andhra Cricket Association, that was recently involved in an exceedingly pitch conflict, is going no stone right-side-up to form it a hit.

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Ahead of the India-England November seventeen take a look at, the Dr YSR ACA-VDCA face a test on Saturday as they host the five-match ODI series decider against New Zealand.

“We hope to pass with flying colors,” ACA secretary and BCCI vice chairman G Gangaraju, additionally an MLA from Naraspuram told PTI.

“The (Ranji match) conflict was simply because of confusion between the native and also the Board keeper. The pitch for tomorrow’s match and also the take a look at next month are fully totally different.”

The pitch created headlines for all the incorrect reasons once Rajasthan skittled out Assam for sixty nine in their second innings in an exceedingly Ranji Trophy match ending within 3 days. Seventeen wickets fell on on a daily basis that enclosed eleven in LBWs, and former Republic of India spinner and Assam coach Sunil Joshi questioned the stadium’s ability to host an ODI in 2 weeks’ time.

“The wicket wasn’t rolled properly following confusion. One wished to use significant roller whereas the opposite a light-weight one.”

Since then BCCI’s keeper K Sriram is direction the wicket and is here for a period of time.

“He is going to be here until the take a look at. There’s no apprehension whatever. It is a contemporary wicket custom-made for batting. I promise you a minimum of 260-270 runs tomorrow,” Gangaraju aforementioned.

Chief national selector MSK Prasad, the foremost fashionable face in Andhra cricket, had a detailed verify the pitch this morning.

“He expressed his satisfaction at the wicket and also the sports stadium is prepared for the match,” Gangaraju all over.

The 28,000 capability sports stadium hopes to urge poker hand on all 5 days return November and also the ACA have plans to herald regarding 5-6,000 faculty and school kids.

Hailing the Board’s move to award Tests to tiny centres, the choice committee chairman told PTI: “Indore take a look at has shown that the recognition has not diminished.

“It’s very a noble gesture by the BCCI to award Tests to tier-two cities. We’ve seen prime cricketers returning from such cities. We tend to expect an amazing response. All credit to the ACA.”

Elaborating the event plans undertaken by the ACA, the chief selector aforementioned they need eighteen excellent grounds and 4 residential academies of that Guntur caters to solely girls boarders. The opposite 3 academies being Kadapa, Guntur, Vizianagaram Mangalagiri.

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