BCCI dissolves Grounds and Pitches Committee
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Ground:Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi
Event:Sri Lanka in India 2009/10

DateLine: 27th December 2009


The abandonement of the fifth and final India-Sri Lanka ODI, forced the BCCI to disband its Grounds and Pitches Committee with immediate effect.


"The BCCI has disbanded its Grounds and Pitches Committee with immediate effect," a one-line statement issued by BCCI secretary N Srinivasan, who was present at the venue, said.


The decision to disband the five-member committee headed by Daljit Singh came hours after the final One-dayer was called off because of a dangerous pitch. Apart from Daljit, other members of the panel are Dhiraj Parsana (west), PR Viswanathan (south), Rajiv Gokhale (central) and Rahul Das (east).


After Dhoni won the toss and asked Sri Lanka to bat first, the visiting batsmen found themselves on a track where the odd ball bounced alarmingly.


Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan was hurt by such a delivery from Ashish Nehra, which had him in pain and receiving on-field treatment. Veteran Sanath Jayasuriya was also at the receiving end of the poor pitch, sustaining many a blow on his upper arm and wrist. The match was into its 24th over when Sri Lankan batsman Thilina Kandamby complained to the umpires and the match was eventually called off.


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