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Old May 2, 2008, 10:32 PM
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Default Preparing Fast Bouncy pitches in Bangladesh. What should BCB do about?

Time and again we have seen that our batsmen is unable to come to terms with the uneven pace and bounce that they encounter when touring abroad in countries like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and West Indies where fast bouncy pitches is pretty much a standard.

Why is BCB ignorant about it? How can they expect our boys to perform well in conditions which is alien to them? Even if they have the Best Coach they will not be able to overcome this. For this reason not only Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indian batsmen also fair poorly on pitches in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia.

We are also not blessed with any of our cricketers getting a chance to play in English county cricket which goes a long way to get conditioned in similar pitches.

One of the priorities of BCB was to hire Curators from either Australia, South Africa and make it mandatory for players to play local matches on those pitches and also ensure our cricket squad plays sufficient practice matches on those pitches before heading for tours

The initial period will be difficult. But with time they will adapt and become seasoned and perform far better. Siddons with his batting Coaching abilities should be able to assist our batsmen to get adjusted to it.

What do the readers think about it?
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